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What does Ofsted say about us?

Read our latest Inspection Report here

SWTT was judged to be good in all areas by Ofsted in May 2021, under a tough new framework. Ofsted said:

South West Teacher Training is a highly valued provider in the region. Headteachers and school staff have well-founded confidence in the partnership and many trainees secure employment in partnership schools. Trainees receive good-quality training as a result of the clear, mutual relationship between all partners.


 Ofsted also praised us for:

  • Our Early Career Teachers are well-prepared for their first teaching post
  • The welcoming nature of the partnership
  • The responsiveness of partnership staff when trainees seek advice
  • The partnership’s focus on ‘pedagogy not paperwork’ has been pivotal in supporting trainees to manage their workload
  • Strong communication across the partnership and regular feedback mean that trainees develop into reflective practitioners
  • Highly regarded by headteachers
  • The partnership is overseen effectively by well-qualified leaders
  • Personalised support that trainees receive means that trainees’ needs are met exceptionally well