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BBSCITT – Ofsted Outstanding!

Barr Beacon SCITT receives a glowing report from inspectors

Barr Beacon SCITT is celebrating an ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted having received the highest possible judgements in all four areas: quality of training, quality of leadership, outcomes for trainees and overall effectiveness.

Ofsted praised the “high quality training programme” and noted that “the quality of mentoring is consistently high”. The report states that SCITT leaders demonstrate “very effective communication, support and engagement” and as a result there is a “very high level of satisfaction expressed by schools, trainees and newly-qualified teachers”. When inspectors spoke to former trainees they said that “the training year prepared them very well for the challenges they would face in their NQT year” and that “if they had their time again they would definitely go through the same training route.”

Ofsted were particularly impressed with the strength of the training partnership, which includes schools across the Midlands. Ofsted were able to see “a genuine partnership with schools who contribute to the strategic direction of the SCITT, training and recruitment.” The current SCITT partnership consists of: Barr Beacon School, Brownhills School, Bloxwich Academy, Codsall Community School, Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Elmwood School, Etone College, Grace Academy in Darlaston, and Ormiston Shelfield Academy.

Read the full report HERE