Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training receives outstanding Ofsted results

Teacher training in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire

The YWTT partnership includes 12 primary schools, nine secondary schools and one all-through school from across East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull.

Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training (YWTT), which operates in schools across the East Riding and in Hull, has announced it has been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ (Grade 1 in all areas) following its two-stage ITE Inspection by Ofsted.

These areas are:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • The outcomes for trainees
  • The quality of training across the partnership
  • The quality of leadership and management across the partnership.

Inspectors praised the ‘passion, commitment and vast experience of the members of the executive board’ for ensuring the ‘high levels of challenge and support for the director and leaders of YWTT.’

Leadership at YWTT was also applauded, with inspectors commenting that the director of YWTT, Alison Fletcher, provides ‘inspirational leadership’ and has the ‘unwavering trust and respect of her colleagues who wholeheartedly share her vision for the partnership.’

Inspectors commented that Alison is ‘strategic, thoughtful and highly reflective,’ and noted that ‘her passion and enthusiasm for training the best teacher are infectious.’

Jonny Uttley, CEO of The Education Alliance multi-academy trust said: “I’m delighted that the Ofsted report has recognised the incredible team work at YWTT and our commitment to training the very best teachers who are able to inspire the next generation. The inspection team were able to see our deep commitment to developing great teachers so children in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire are taught by the very best.”

Ofsted also noted that: ‘trainees showed real strengths in setting high expectations, professional conduct and managing pupils’ behaviour. This also typified the teaching of NQTs, who actively involve themselves in the wider life of the school because they value the extra dimension this brings to relationships with pupils.’

Inspectors were very positive about the levels of pastoral support and care at YWTT, which they describe as being ‘highly regarded by trainees and NQTs.

Inspectors commented: ‘Trainees and NQTs have an excellent knowledge of equality, diversity and safeguarding. They are up to date with the latest government guidance and say that safeguarding is a high priority across the training programme.’

Nine schools were visited to observe trainees’ and NQTs’ teaching across partnership schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull, including Malet Lambert school in the east of the city.

Trainees and NQTs at YWTT have access to the experienced mentors so they are prepared for full-time employment and they can develop the skills they need to make a real, positive impact on the lives of young people.

100% of newly-qualified teachers seeking a teaching post enter full-time employment in the region within a year of finishing the course.

Anyone interested in becoming a teacher and training with Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training is invited to attend one of the Get Into Teaching Days, which offer an opportunity to gain a wealth of experience by observing experienced and highly skilled teachers in the classroom.

The next Get Into Teaching Days will be held on Monday 13 January 2020 at South Hunsley School and Hunsley Primary, and on Thursday 16 January 2020 at Malet Lambert School.

To register your attendance for one of these dates and to learn more about becoming a teacher with Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training, visit https://www.ywtt.org.uk/get-into-teaching/

[Mat Ombler – Fred]

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