Anglia Ruskin is praised for teaching teachers

Published: 26 June 2007 at 14:20

A primary initial teacher training short inspection report from Oftsted, has commended Anglia Ruskin University for providing primary initial teacher training courses in partnership with around 700 schools from the East of England and London.

The inspection, which ranked the University as ‘Good’, was carried out by a team of inspectors in accordance with the Ofsted Handbook for the Inspection of Initial Teacher Training (2005-2011). During the time of the Inspection, the team looked at the management and quality assurance arrangements in place for the courses.  At the time of the inspection there was a total of 379 students in primary teacher training.

Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Education runs a three-year full-time undergraduate route to initial teacher training, a two-year part-time undergraduate progression route, and a one-year Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) programme. 

Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper, Head of Initial Professional Studies, at the Faculty of Education, said:

“This report has made us all incredibly proud. We receive many assessments regarding our primary initial teacher training, but this Ofsted report is by far the most rigorous.”

“I am particularly pleased with the outcome of this Inspection, following as it did so closely on the Inspection of our Secondary Teacher Training provision. The Secondary Inspection also identified us as a 'Good' provider and confirmed the Department as a leading trainer of professionals for the classroom.”

Over 500 teachers, teaching assistants and Early Years specialists graduate from the Faculty each year, making Anglia Ruskin University a major force in the staffing of schools and nurseries across the Eastern Region.