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Ofsted Grade Loughborough as Outstanding for Teacher Training

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Teach training at Loughborough University has been graded as 'outstanding' by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

The government body found teacher education at the institution to be of the highest standard, awarding it top marks for overall effectiveness, outcome for trainees, the quality of training across the partnership and the quality of leadership and management across the partnership.

Loughborough trains around 70 secondary school teachers each year via its Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses in Physical Education and Mathematics.

The course is designed and delivered in partnership with around 70 schools in more than 10 surrounding Local Authorities.

The Ofsted report said: "Programme leaders are effective in contributing to the development of educational theory in PE and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, and in creating opportunities for trainees and NQTs (newly-qualified teachers) to engage in this work."

The report added that the outstanding leadership has secured trainees' outstanding outcomes and attainment and employment rates are consistently above national averages.

Commenting on the award Dr Jo Harris, Director of Teacher Education at Loughborough said: "This is the fourth consecutive Ofsted inspection of 'outstanding' during my time as Director of Teacher Education and is a testament to our sustained commitment, drive and passion to developing the best teachers possible."