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Outstanding Teacher Training at Ripley

Ripley St Thomas is the lead school in the Ripley Teaching School Alliance, and our school centred initial teacher training programme (SCITT) has recently been graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.

The inspection was carried out in two parts - one focusing on training and the other visiting the trainees in their first jobs as teachers.  

The four key areas: - how well the partnership secures consistently high-quality outcomes for trainees; the outcomes for trainees; the quality of training across the partnership; and the quality of leadership and management across the partnership were all graded outstanding.

Ofsted highlighted a host of qualities and director of the Teaching School, Julie Bostock, was praised.  The report said: "Julie is relentless in her pursuit of excellence.  The positive impact of her outstanding leadership is tangible across all aspects of the partnership."

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