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St Mary’s Institute of Education Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

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The Institute of Education at St Mary’s University, Twickenham has retained its Outstanding rating from Ofsted for its Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provision.

The report found that St Mary’s ITE provisions are Outstanding in all categories across both Primary and Secondary levels.

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In their report Ofsted said of St Mary’s, “Leaders ensure that St Mary’s University’s ethos and values of inclusivity, generosity of spirit, respect and excellence underpin their work with trainees. They prioritise trainees’ well-being, which ensures that trainees and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are exceptionally well cared for and valued by the partnership.

“As a result, trainees have high expectations of themselves and achieve outstanding outcomes. A special feature of St Mary’s is the bespoke support given to individuals before, during and after they gain qualified teacher status.”

Speaking of the report, St Mary’s Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Campbell said, “Since 1850, St Mary’s has been proud to train generations of teachers. Teaching training excellence and groundbreaking pedagogical research are in our foundations, and I am delighted that our teacher training provision is continually recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.”

Director of the St Mary’s Institute of Education Prof Anna Lise Gordon added, “I am delighted that we have been rated as Outstanding. Every year we see hundreds of outstanding teachers graduate and go on to teach in schools throughout our partner network and beyond, and it brings us great pride to continue to be recognised as an Outstanding provider by Ofsted.”

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