King Edward's Consortium

King Edwards Consortium

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We were graded outstanding by Ofsted in our November 2012 inspection.

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The outcomes for trainees are outstanding.


High rates of progression to employment, and subsequently to posts of significant responsibility.


 Rigorous recruitment and selection of high calibre trainees with impressive pre-entry qualifications, at higher levels, and good prior experience in education settings.


 Strong sense of learning community and very effective communication, across the partnership.


Very high quality placements, with a strong focus on subject knowledge development.


Trainees are highly competent and confident teachers.


The central training sessions model excellent teaching.


Trainees have exceptional enthusiasm for teaching their subject.


Trainees have excellent opportunities to learn from experienced practitioners in good and outstanding schools.


One trainee said, ‘nothing you say ever gets lost, everything is followed up. There is a seamless transition between central and school-based training’.


The training prepares [trainees] well to adapt their teaching to respond to the needs of all students, including students with disabilities and those with special educational needs, English as an additional language and higher and lower attaining students.


The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding.

Ofsted, November 2012