Teacher training standards variable

February 14, 1997

Primary initial teacher training standards in English and Mathematics are too variable, the inspection agency, Ofsted, has concluded. A report on inspections in 1995 and last year says not all students are trained to an adequate level of competence. The inspection findings have helped shape the new National Curriculum for teacher training, to be launched next week. Ofsted has also found teacher training for English and Geography at Nene College of HE is unsatisfactory.

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