The Lancaster-based University of Cumbria has received results of its most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place shortly before Christmas, focusing on the Faculty of Education.
Dean of the Faculty of Education Dr Sam Twiselton said: “I am delighted by the warmth of the report, which particularly praises ‘the passion which trainees have for their chosen profession’.”
The report also highlights a large number of positives including the students’ behaviour management and their ability to teach reading and mathematics.
The inspectors also praised the students’ ability to plan motivating lessons which promotes learning, and their ability to subsequently reflect on their teaching.
The track record of university leaders and managers in developing improvements to training that have a positive impact on trainees’ preparation to teach is also highlighted as a continuing strength.
Dr Twiselton said she was extremely pleased that the university was judged as ‘good’ in all eight areas of its provision, given the new, much more challenging Ofsted criteria.