Initial Teacher Training first in the North West for student satisfactionThursday 13 August 2015
Initial Teacher Training provision at Liverpool Hope University has been ranked first in the North West and first among the 50 largest providers nationally.
Liverpool Hope is joint top in the UK for overall satisfaction in terms of mean score (4.7) and top of the 50 largest providers in the UK for Initial Teacher Training, with a 99% overall satisfaction rate.
The National Student Survey asks students at every publicly funded Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the UK to rate their experience by stating to what extent they agree with a set of 22 core questions across eight categories.
Initial Teacher Training at Liverpool Hope includes all BA (Qualified Teacher Status) courses (Primary and Secondary).
For the second year running Liverpool Hope is well above the sector average of 83%.
Elsewhere in the National Student Survey completed by Liverpool Hope students:
- 99% of ITT students agreed that Liverpool Hope staff were good at explaining things and that staff were enthusiastic
- 99% of ITT students agreed that they were satisfied with the learning resources available on their course.
- 97% of ITT students agreed that the course was intellectually stimulating
- 97% of ITT students agreed that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to.
- 97% of ITT students agreed that they were satisfied with their personal development on the course.
Professor Kenneth Newport, Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope, said: “We are delighted to have maintained such a high level of quality of experience for our trainee teachers, whilst being one of the biggest Initial Teacher Training providers in the country. The National Student Survey results clearly show that we are committed to the personal development of the UK’s future teachers, and to helping them develop the skills and approaches they need for a long career in the Education sector.”