The BPDE SCITT has been inspected by OFSTED in March 2012 and received a very positive report, which judged the overall effectiveness to be good across the board, with recruitment and selection leading to high quality outcomes judged as "outstanding".
The inspection team, led by James Sage HMI, identify a number of key strengths in their report which can be accessed in its entirety from the "Documents" section of this website. These included:
- The quality of recruitment and selection procedures ensuring that trainees with the potential to become good teachers are taken onto the course, as indicated by the very high retention, successful completion and employment rates
- The coherence between the different elements of training, and between the contributions made by all trainers, with high-quality personal support to secure trainees' progress and retention on the course
- The effectiveness of the quality improvement procedures
- The close monitoring of trainees' progress against individual expectations and the close relationship between subject lead tutors and school professional tutors in supporting trainee's personal and professional development
- The contribution that the trainees make to their own progress through their commitment to and taking responsibility for their own development