Training provider named among best

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A teacher training provider has been identified as the best provider of postgraduate teacher training in the country.

The North East Partnership SCITT (school-centered initial teacher training) was named the best provider of postgraduate teacher training in the latest Good Teacher Training Guide.

The North East Partnership SCITT, based in North Tyneside, is a partnership of 29 secondary schools specialising in training for secondary physical education teachers.

John Spence Community High School, in North Shields, is the lead school and Churchill Community College, in Wallsend, is the associate school. Northumbria University awards the PGCE.

As well as acknowledging the best providers of postgraduate training, the The Good Teacher Training Guide 2015 also revealed that trainees on school-led routes are more likely to go straight into the classroom.

Programme leader, Helen Ostell, said “We are delighted to get this recognition which reflects the very hard work of all schools, staff and trainees.

“The programme aims to create the next generation of outstanding physical education teachers who can inspire and motivate young people to foster a love for physical education and sport.”

“Highly effective partnerships and innovative teaching and learning are at the heart of all we do.”

North Tyneside Council’s head of health, education, care and safeguarding Jacqui Old said: “This is a fantastic achievement.

“It demonstrates the great work that is taking place here in the region and the high quality of education and training provision being offered by the North East Partnership SCITT.

“This is a partnership with a proven track record, having already received an outstanding grading in every category by Ofsted.

“It’s great to see the North East Partnership SCITT receive the national recognition it deserves.”