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Ofsted Report 2015 Key Findings

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Early Years (EYITT) Ofsted Report Key Findings - Centre for Professional Education - University of WarwickPrimary Ofsted Report Key Findings - Centre for Professional Education - University of WarwickSecondary Ofsted Report Key Findings - Centre for Professional Education - University of WarwickPartnerships & Placements Ofsted Report Key Findings - Centre for Professional Education - University of Warwick

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Secondary

The PGCE Secondary course has been judged by Ofsted to be 'Outstanding’.

Key strengths

Key strengths of the programme included in the report include:

  • “The very high number of trainees who gain employment, in particular in local and partnership schools, which contributes well to school improvement in the local area.”
  • “Excellent training, which is coherent, extremely well integrated, and has a very strong focus on meeting individual needs. This results in high-calibre trainees who are very well prepared to enable their pupils to learn well and make good progress.”
  • “Trainees on PGCE core and School Direct programmes receive similarly high-quality training because of the partnership’s very strong focus on the equality of trainees’ experience.”
  • “Trainees demonstrate excellent subject and pedagogic knowledge and use this to plan suitable and engaging learning opportunities.”
  • “Trainees have consistently high expectations of pupils’ capabilities. Their high expectations motivate and challenge pupils.”
  • “All trainees observed demonstrated detailed and thorough planning, and a very good understanding of how to meet the needs of different groups of pupils, including those who are underperforming, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs."
  • “The high quality of training, which ensures that NQTs quickly begin to make a very strong contribution in their schools. This is evident in the quality of teaching they demonstrate over time, in their positive contribution to wider school activities and in their modelling of excellent personal and professional conduct.”
  • “Research-inspired training, which informs subject and curriculum pedagogy and ensures trainees build understanding and awareness of the latest developments to inform their practice in the classroom.”
  • “The strong partnership reflects the provider’s aim of creating a fully collaborative approach between the university and schools at both operational and strategic levels.”

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Primary

The Primary PGCE has been judged by Ofsted to be outstanding in all areas of provision.

Key strengths

Some key strengths of the programme included in the report include:

  • “Consistently high completion and employment rates compared with national figures across all training routes.”
  • “The partnership’s strong drive to sustain and further develop the highest quality provision possible.”
  • “Warwick trainees are highly regarded. All trainees are very well prepared to teach because of the high-quality training that establishes an excellent balance between promoting practical teaching strategies, a broad range of subject knowledge and a strong grasp of pedagogy consistent with a research-based university.”
  • “A broad and varied selection of school placements is used. Trainees gain a rich and varied experience of schools and phases in different contexts, including schools that require improvement and those in challenging socio-economic circumstances.”
  • “Trainees demonstrated a clear strength in their ability to establish pupils’ positive attitudes to learning. They created excellent professional relationships with pupils and clearly modelled mutual respect and high regard.”
  • “Consistently high-quality provision ensures that all trainees achieve similarly outstanding outcomes.”
  • “Trainees have an excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum. In lessons, they demonstrated a confident breadth of subject knowledge in their explicit explanations, questioning and planned activities.”
  • “Exceptionally high expectations of trainees, which drive ambitious levels of challenge supported by expertly crafted training. As a result, trainees quickly develop strong teaching skills, resilience and self-awareness to perform as highly competent teachers.”
  • “The partnership’s strong emphasis on the impact of teaching on pupils’ progress and learning. Trainees are acutely aware of their accountability for pupils’ achievement and progress over time.”

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Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT)

We are in our second year of providing EYITT (0–5 years). The Early Years course was judged by Ofsted to be 'Good’ in it's first year in operation.

Key strengths

Key strengths of the programme included in the report include:

  • “Trainees quickly gain employment, make a smooth transition into working with young children and influence the practice of others.”
  • “Good-quality training that boosts trainees’ confidence in their abilities and fosters enthusiastic early years teachers who reflect critically on their teaching and show a high level of professional and personal conduct.”
  • “Trainees are highly satisfied with the quality of the training overall and particularly with how it boosts their self-confidence and depth of knowledge of child development.
  • “The helpful support from mentors, tutors and leaders ensures that trainees make good progress in meeting the teachers’ standards (early years). Trainees praise the tutors for their ready availability and their willingness to advise and guide.”
  • “Robust recruitment and selection procedures that result in trainees who have a high level of aspiration, commitment and willingness to direct their own learning.”
  • “The strong emphasis on early reading, mathematics and science, which ensures that trainees gain a secure understanding of childhood development, how young children learn and how best to promote each child’s progress, particularly in communication, language and literacy, which are local issues.”
  • “Former trainees are benefiting from continued contact, support and professional development from the university.”

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