The YTCA SCITT was inspected by Ofsted in June 2016 (Stage 1) and November 2016 (Stage 2) and was graded as Good.

Overall effectiveness
How well does the partnership secure consistently high-quality outcomes for trainees?


The outcomes for trainees


The quality of training across the partnership


The quality of leadership and management across the partnership


This represents a strong endorsement of our effectiveness as a provider of Initial Teacher Training.

You can view a full copy of the Ofsted Report by clicking here.

These are just some of the things we are most proud of!

"Overall, trainees and NQTs are well prepared to teach and have particular strengths in managing behaviour and forming positive relationships with pupils."

"Trainees consistently view the quality of training very positively, particularly that provided centrally by the SCITT."

"Subject training is well supported by subject specialists drawn from partnership schools."

"Personalised training meets the needs of trainees and prepares them well to teach."

"Clear documentation and sharp quality assurance which provide a coherent training pathway that supports mentors and trainees alike."

"Consistently high employment rates – the vast majority of trainees find employment in the region and half of trainees in 2016 found employment in partnership schools."