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The role of The University of Birmingham

The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering ITE courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training. 

Their employability statistics are amongst the very best in the country and a significant proportion of those who train with them complete their Master’s degree (Teaching Studies) and move on to middle or senior leadership in schools across the Midlands and further afield.  The quality of their  ITE Partnership is praised repeatedly by schools themselves, by External Examiners and by Ofsted.

OFSTED (2013) commented that ‘Such is the confidence of schools that trainees from the University of Birmingham are of high quality, employment rates for both primary and secondary phases exceed national averages by some margin’.

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World Class PLD

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Every ‘practitioner’ needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.” (1)

 Dylan Wiliam

Irrespective of their role, each member of the Prince Albert Community Trust is entitled to purposeful, quality professional learning and development (PLD), enabling us to provide ‘world class’ provision for the children and communities we serve.

It is our belief that the quality and effectiveness of our professional learning and development strategy and culture significantly impacts upon the successes and achievements of both our children and practitioners.

We ensure our PLD provision and our on-going MAT/ school improvement is intrinsically linked, enabling both a shared sense of purpose and sharp focus on improving pupil outcomes and practitioner effectiveness.

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