Supporting English-related teaching and learning at all levels

Changes to the ITE Inspection Handbook from April 2019

Ofsted have released an update to the Initial Teacher Education Inspection Handbook.

The ‘minor’ (or significant?) amendments are given below and can be found on the Ofsted guidance page

Minor amendments to ITE inspection handbook: for use from April 2019

  • Table 1, page 29 – completion rates have been removed from the outcomes.
  • Paragraph 119, page 30 and pages 33–36 – completion rates have been removed from areas to be considered by inspectors when evaluating programme outcomes.
  • Paragraph 147, pages 45–46 – completion rates will now be considered alongside leadership and management. New wording has been inserted to ensure that inspectors focus on leaders’ evaluation of completion rates. It also explains how both recruitment and selection are improved, while ensuring providers admit prospective trainees that they are ready to train to teach rather than ready to teach at the point of admittance.