‘Good’ is good enough to become a teaching school
Pilot drops requirement of ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating in a bid to spread initiative to lower-performing areas
The government has lowered the bar for schools wanting to participate in its flagship teacher training policy, TES can reveal.
Until now a school has had to be rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted before it could be designated as a teaching school.
But this summer, the National College for Teaching and Leadership started running a pilot scheme that has invited selected schools with “good” ratings to apply for teaching school status.
The pilot – run jointly with the Teaching Schools Council and regional schools commissioners (RSC) – is aimed at spreading the initiative into low-performing areas....