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Course recognised in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017

(20 April 2017)

The University of Manchester Primary Initial Teacher Education course has been ranked as the second highest University in England in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. 

The annual Guide ranks teacher training providers based on trainee entry qualifications, Ofsted performance and completion of their training linked to employment. 

Overall The University of Manchester combined Primary and Secondary provision came seventh in the league table of universities and was once again the highest performing university in the North of England. 

Dr David Spendlove from the School of Environment, Education and Development, said: “Whilst we recognise the limitations of league tables we are pleased to once again to be acknowledged as a leading provider of initial teacher training. What the tables don’t show is that the majority of our trainees go on to work in the most challenging schools, which is something we are also very proud of." 

Primary Programme Directors Liz Birchinall and Rebecca Phillips said: “We are very proud of our University staff, trainee teachers and primary school partners, who work tirelessly to train the best teachers so pupils in schools can receive the best education." 

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