GLF Schools

SCITT Ofsted and Re-accreditation Success

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A tight-knit partnership producing high-quality, effective teachers has helped to ensure GLF Schools' teacher training provision received an Ofsted rating of Good following an inspection carried-out under the new, significantly more rigorous and challenging, framework last year.  

The inspectors report spoke very highly of course leaders recent ‘herculean efforts’ to redesign and implement a new curriculum which was found to not only meet, but significantly exceed, the core content requirements for teacher training programmes in the UK.  

Inspectors also noted that, among other strengths:  

  • GLF Schools' Teacher Training produces teachers who are able to meet the needs of pupils in partnership schools and beyond, while trainees value the flexibility to adapt to their needs.  

  • Skilled professionals support trainees to develop the knowledge and skills to teach successfully in their phases and subjects.  

  • Leaders know their trainees well as individuals. They ensure that school placements provide trainees with opportunities to apply their knowledge and develop it in contrasting contexts. Regular monitoring of trainee’s knowledge and skills allow leaders to flexibly adapt provision as required. This encourages trainees to become knowledgeable, reflective practitioners who are well prepared for their future careers.  

Under reforms announced last year, all initial teacher training (ITT) providers had to apply for re-accreditation to continue providing training from 2024. We are delighted to announce that HISP Multi Academy Trust, GLF Schools, Bohunt Education Trust and Ormiston Academy Trust were successfully reaccredited and will be working towards forming a partnership as an accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider from September 2024.  The operating name will be ‘Inspiring Future Teachers’.