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