The University of Winchester has been recognised by Ofsted as a provider of outstanding Initial Teacher Training in England. This report is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff, students and partnership schools.
The Inspectors stated that as a result of highly effective training, students display great enthusiasm for teaching, reflect incisively on their own practice and demonstrate extremely positive attitudes. Amongst other things, they note the flexibility of Winchester's training programmes and commend education in equality and diversity, mentioning that students showed impressive levels of confidence and understanding about how to be effective teachers in a diverse society.
Following a recent focussed inspection on behaviour (April 2015) leaders and managers were described as 'relentless in their drive to continually improve outcomes for trainees.' Please read the full report and the focus report for further information. If you would like further information on joining our Partnership please contact Kriss Turner, Director of Teacher Development, or Barry Harwood, Partnership Manager.
School experience is both exhilarating and exhausting. It is an opportunity to put what you have learnt, discussed and reflected upon in University and previous experiences into practice. You are not placed as an apprentice in a school, but are there to explore what works and how you can improve teaching and learning.
Teaching is a profession that can be wonderfully rewarding; it can also be frustrating at times. As with your academic studies, the more you put into your work the more you will get out of it. I wish you success and as much enjoyment as I had in my time in primary education.
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