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National Institute of Teaching is officially ‘Outstanding’

National Institute of Teaching is officially ‘Outstanding’
National Institute of Teaching is officially ‘Outstanding’

Ofsted have officially rated the National Institute of Teaching’s NPQ programmes as ‘Outstanding’ in its first inspection of the organisation of which Oasis Community Learning is a founding trust.

The National Institute of Teaching aims to boost the quality of teaching and leadership through research and professional development programmes, designed and led by teachers and leaders in schools and trusts. The roster of programmes stems across all career stages, from Initial Teacher Training to NPQ opportunities in leadership and headship, and even school trust CEO development.

This is the first time the National Institute of Teaching has been inspected by Ofsted, who found that "the programme helps [participants] helps to be successful in their current roles, while giving them the knowledge and confidence to be ready for future leadership opportunities."

The inspectors also highlighted:

·         NIoT’s commitment to being school-led

·         Excellent relationships with delivery partners

·         A 'relentless focus' on continuous improvement

·         An organisation respectful of teacher's time

·         Content designed to have a direct impact

Across all four campuses, the NIoT are delivering over 2,400 NPQ programmes; inducting over 3,500 Early Careers Teachers (ECT), over 500 teachers into the profession; 183 systems leaders and have gained the support of over 17 Associate Colleges. They have published 2 research projects with 6 in progress.

John Barneby, Chief Executive, Oasis Community Learning said:

"We are incredibly proud that Oasis is a founding trust of the National Institute of Teaching. Achieving an outstanding Ofsted inspection further validates the pivotal work that the NIoT is doing to create a school system that nurtures the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, so they can provide children and young people with the world-class education they deserve."

Helen Arya, National Director of Learning and Development, Oasis Community Learning said:

“The National Institute of Teaching has the potential to be a gamechanger. This is an organisation with school staff at the heart of it. We don’t want to just improve teaching and learning in the schools we directly work with, but the sector as a whole. This Outstanding rating shows that we are on our way to achieving this.”

Chief Executive Officer, National Institute of Teaching, Melanie Renowden said:

While it is pleasing to see such a positive final judgement, what is perhaps most rewarding is to see the validation of our collective vision for NPQs come through in the words of inspectors."

For more information about the National Institute of Teaching, visit www.niot.org.uk.

National Institute of Teaching is officially ‘Outstanding’
Himali Dolatessim