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OFSTED inspections of initial teacher training: Notice

During the academical year 1999-2000, OFSTED inspected Homerton College's primary initial teacher training provision in History and Mathematics. The joint OFSTED/TTA Framework for the Assessment of Quality and Standards in Initial Teacher Training was used.

The outcome of the inspections was expressed in terms of the grading of the cells on a four-point scale as follows:

Complies with the Secretary of State's current criteria 1 Very good, with several outstanding features
2 Good, with no significant weaknesses
3 Adequate, but requires significant improvement
Does not comply with the Secretary of State's current criteria 4 Poor quality

The grades awarded were as follows:

History

  CELL GRADE
ST1 The Trainees' Subject Knowledge and Understanding 1
ST2 The Trainees' Planning, Teaching, and Classroom Management 1

Mathematics

  CELL GRADE
ST1 The Trainees' Subject Knowledge and Understanding 1
ST2 The Trainees' Planning, Teaching, and Classroom Management 1
ST3 The Trainees' Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting, and Accountability 2
T1 The Quality of the Training 1
T2 The Accuracy and Consistency of the Assessment of Trainees against the Standards for QTS 1

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Cambridge University Reporter, 4 October 2000
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