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An employment-based route into teaching

The designation of recommending bodies is an interim stage on the way to full accreditation as a provider of initial teacher training. One of the purposes of the three-year inspection programme that started in September 2003 was to provide information on individual designated recommending bodies to assist the TTA with the accreditation process.

  • 24 Jan 2005
  • Ref 2406
  • Ofsted

An employment-based route into teaching 2004/05

This report is based on the second year of inspections of designated recommending bodies (DRBs) which manage training through the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), an employment-based route into teaching. The report updates the findings from the report of the first year of inspection, published in January 2005. Ofsted found that the strengths and weaknesses of DRBs inspected in 2004/05 were similar to those found in the previous year.

  • 21 Feb 2006
  • Ref 2623
  • Ofsted

An evaluation of the Training Schools Programme

The establishment of training schools to develop and disseminate good practice in initial teacher training (ITT), train mentors and undertake relevant research was proposed in the 1998 Green Paper, Teachers - meeting the challenge of change. During the summer term of 2003, Ofsted carried out a survey of training schools.

  • 26 Nov 2003
  • Ref 1769
  • Ofsted

Continuing professional development of teachers

Ofsted visited a sample of schools to evaluate the management and effect of teachers’ continuing professional development activities. The focus was on activities within the scope of the School Improvement Grant of the Standards Fund, particularly the self-improvement element that enables schools to put in place improvement programmes in line with their own development plans.

  • 26 Mar 2002
  • Ref 410
  • Ofsted

Every language matters

The report evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of initial teacher training in languages other than French, German, Irish, Spanish and Welsh. The report has been produced at a time when numbers of pupils taking languages at GCSE level are falling but schools are being encouraged to take on a wider range of world languages. It describes good practice in training and teaching.

  • 21 Feb 2008
  • Ref 070030
  • Ofsted

Flexible postgraduate initial teacher training

Flexible postgraduate initial teacher training courses were introduced as a new route to Qualified Teacher Status for those who cannot follow a standard postgraduate certificate in education course. This report summarises the findings of a survey of this provision.

  • 18 Dec 2003
  • Ref 1766
  • Ofsted

In-service postgraduate training courses for teachers

In the academic year 1996/97, responsibility for allocating funds for the in-service postgraduate training of teachers was transferred to the Teacher Training Agency. A condition of receiving funding was that providers would be inspected by Ofsted.

  • 01 Jan 2001
  • Ref 272
  • Ofsted

Inspection of initial teacher education 2008-11 consultation

This consultation is now closed.

The inspections of initial teacher education form an important part of Ofsted's work. Over the past few years, the weight of inspection has been reduced in step with improvements that providers have made to the quality of provision.

This consultation document outlines our proposals for the inspections of initial teacher education from September 2008. We would like to encourage all of you with an interest in the development of inspections of initial teacher education to consider the proposals and let us know your views by 7 April 2008.

  • 14 Jan 2008
  • Ref 080003
  • Ofsted

Inspection of initial teacher education 2008–11: A report on the responses to the consultation

Ofsted will introduce a new framework for the inspections of initial teacher education in September 2008. Views were sought on the proposals for this between January and April 2008 in a formal consultation. This report is the analysis of the responses to the consultation.

  • 30 Jun 2008
  • Ref 080077
  • Ofsted

Inspection of initial teacher training primary follow-up survey 1996-98

Unfortunately this publication is out of print and unavailable from Ofsted. You may be able to obtain a copy from your local library. The British Library may also be able to help you. However, please note that its services are priced.

The Primary Follow-up Survey (PFUS) involved the inspection of all 72 providers of primary initial teacher training (ITT) in England; it therefore included both partnerships between higher education institutions (HEIs) and schools and School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) schemes.

  • 01 Jan 1999
  • Ref 168
  • Ofsted