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Aspiring teachers given Ofsted opportunity

Education 150x150 Friday 20 November 2015

Several students from the School of Teacher Education were given the chance to work with Corinthian Primary School during its Ofsted inspection.

The local two-form entry school serves children aged 3-11 years and has been in partnership with Liverpool Hope University for a number of years.

Despite expecting an imminent inspection from Ofsted, the school agreed to support six pairs of PGCEs for the First Professional Placement and two of our Third Year, BA QTS Students for their Professional Placements.

Gary Crockett, Headteacher at Corinthian Primary School, said: “Hosting student teachers whilst awaiting, and during Ofsted, greatly enhanced our provision and provided much needed support to our children.

“Indeed, one inspector even noted how learning progressed well, due to the adult support. We strategically placed 12 students from EYFS to Year 3. Staff were very appreciative of the extra support and input at this time.’’

Dr Jane Moore, Head of School of Teacher Education at Hope, was a pupil at the school throughout her primary years.

She said: “Our students are continuing to work very hard within school and are delighted to have experienced an Ofsted Inspection first hand. The experience will certainly enhance their own practice in the future and their excellent example will, no doubt, help to enhance the Hope Partnership in future years.

“We would certainly encourage other partner schools to follow the ‘Corinthian Spirit’ and take the brave decision to work with our students during stressful periods of the school calendar. It is clear they can really enhance school performance and provide a very positive resource before and during Ofsted inspections.”

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