London Met achieves initial teacher training re-accreditation

Only one third of providers in the UK reaccredited at the first attempt.

Date: 20 May 2022

London Metropolitan University is one of only 80 providers in the country to have its Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses re-accredited, the Department of Health announced earlier this week.

Introduced as part of government reforms last year, the new process had been designed to assess applicants’ capability and capacity to deliver the highest quality ITT. The standards were very demanding, with only one-third of ITT providers who applied meeting the required standards.

“I am delighted to have achieved this reaccreditation,” commented Rob Fonseca, Head of Initial Teacher Education in London Met’s School of Social Sciences and Social Professions. “The process was extremely demanding, and achieving success in this first round speaks to the quality of our courses and the strength of the ITT team, which pulled together magnificently to make our bid happen

Concluding a speech in the House of Commons earlier this week, Minister for School Standards Robin Walker underlined the ambition of the reforms: “I am confident that these reforms will help create a truly world-class teacher development system that makes England the best place in the world to become a great teacher.”

Applicants who were not awarded accreditation in round one have been given feedback on their application to help them understand the areas they need to address and will be able to re-apply for accreditation in round two.

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