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Workplace Teacher Training Criticised

Magazine article Public Finance

Workplace Teacher Training Criticised

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Training standards for graduates learning to teach on the job are too low, the education watchdog said this week.

An Ofsted report published on February 21 criticised the standards offered by so-called Designated Recommending Bodies.

These organisations identify and assess training needs for candidates wishing to follow the Graduate Teaching Programme, an employment-based alternative to the PostGraduate Certificate in Education in England.

DRBs include a range of organisations, such as local authorities, private education consultancies and higher education institutions, which are accredited to provide post-graduate teacher training.

Ofsled director of education Miriam Roscn said: 'The programme helps trainees develop classroom management skills quickly, and those who choose this route arc often more confident in dealing with discipline problems. …

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