From ‘world’s finest’ to ‘inadequate’: Teacher trainers fail new Ofsted test

Concerns watchdog out to ‘discredit’ sector as 8 providers rated less than ‘good’.

Unveiling plans to create an international teacher training qualification that can be exported overseas, former education secretary Gavin Williamson had nothing but praise for the sector.

“Here in this country we are blessed with some of the world’s finest teachers and this is down to the quality and rigour of our teacher training,” Williamson wrote. “I want as many people as possible to be able to benefit from this.”

But that reputation is now being very publicly shredded – a move that some providers believe the government is secretly cheering on. Schools Week investigates …

To read more, go to Schools Week – article by Samantha Booth

Five things Ofsted has told its inspectors this term

Five things Ofsted has told its inspectors this term

Watchdog updates inspectors how to work with teachers and how Covid catch-up work should be assessed.

Ofsted has published new advice to its inspection teams as the watchdog moves back to a full inspection programme in this new academic year.

The advice sets out how inspectors are expected to gather evidence during deep dives into individual subjects, and advises them how to assess schools’ catch-up work.

Read this article here: TES