Initial Teacher Training above average for graduate employment

96% of teacher graduates were in full time employment after completing their course.

Date: 8 August 2016

Recent OFSTED reports show that Initial Teaching Training graduate employment figures for London Met are above the national average. 

The course relates specifically to training teachers in London. Latest figures show that 96% of graduates who completed their course progressed into full time employment after successfully obtaining their PGCE. 

Neil Hillman, Head of Teacher Education at London Met, said: “There is a shortage of teachers across London and so this course feeds directly into the needs of the capital. 

“Our trainees are specifically trained to understand and teach within the London context and this prepares them extremely well to begin their teaching careers. Local schools actively seek to employ those trained at London Met,” he continued. 

OFSTED, the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, noted that one of the key strengths of training to teach with London Met was the high employability rate. 

Another strength mentioned in the report was London Met’s recruitment of trainees “who reflect the local community and who are well prepared to teach pupils in London schools.” 

Graduates from the Initial Teacher Training course have gone on to work in schools across London, with many students offered employment in their placement schools. 

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