Ofsted

Ofsted logoIn January 2013 MSC was inspected by Ofsted under the new arrangements for inspecting providers of Initial Teacher Training.

MSC’s provision was found to be out standing in all areas.

The Key strengths of the training provided by MSC were found to be

  • Consistently high outcomes for trainees who continue to excel when they join the teaching profession, both as NQTs and in progressing to leadership roles in partner schools.
  • High employment rates that exceed those typically found nationally and successfully support local recruitment and teacher retention in partner schools.
  • Outstanding coherence of the training course, challenging trainees to stretch themselves to attain consistently high quality teaching skills by the end of the course.
  • Trainees’ outstanding subject knowledge, their ability to teach disabled students and those with special educational needs and their high level of skill in promoting and reinforcing appropriate behaviour for learning.
  • Complementary school placements that provide fertile training environments for trainees, helping them effectively plan and teach students with differing learning needs.
  • Outstanding use of expertise in partnership schools to provide trainees and NQTs with high quality mentoring to support rapid and sustained progress, guiding trainees to become astute, highly reflective practitioners.
  • Excellent recruitment procedures used to select high calibre trainees who want to join, and remain in, the teaching profession.

Outstanding leadership of the partnership that combines high quality training in schools with a shared trust and a deeply embedded commitment to excellence in initial teacher training.

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