Teacher Training courses at Bradford College rated 'Good' by Ofsted

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Bradford College’s Primary Teacher Education provision has been praised by Government inspectors.

The latest Ofsted inspection report for the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership at the college has rated our provision as Good.

The report, which was published following the inspection in June, found that the Partnership provided good outcomes for trainees, good quality training across the partnership and also assessed the leadership and management to be good. 

Inspectors found leaders had an “unrelenting commitment” to providing opportunities for potential applicants to realise their ambitions to become teachers.

They acknowledged that trainees benefit from teaching in a range of schools and have opportunities to practise their skills in different socio-economic settings as well as in different size schools, and schools judged to be good and outstanding and those requiring improvement.

The report noted: “This breadth of placements is good preparation for trainees entering the teaching profession.”

Inspectors also reported that, since the previous inspection in November 2017, the quality of training, outcomes for trainees and mentoring had seen significant improvement.

Bradford College’s primary partnership consists of 106 schools across 12 local authorities.

Inspectors visited 10 schools, observing 16 trainees teach. They also spoke to newly qualified teachers, tutors, mentors, headteachers and college leaders.

Dr Naomi Sharples, Head of Higher Education at Bradford College, said: “The College is absolutely delighted that the Ofsted Inspectors deemed the ITE (Primary) as Good. Our students and our Education team work so hard for the children and young people of Bradford and the region.  The inspectors not only recognised the considerable strengths of the current provision but also our commitment to the communities we serve and the vital nature of our work.”

Places are still available on Education and Teaching courses starting this September. For more details, or to apply, call 01274 433 008, or [email protected].