Academic Quality Procedures Handbook

9. Initial Teacher Training

9.3 Programme Review

The PGCE Programme and ITT-Partnership is subject to a regular and rigorous evaluation by Ofsted. In addition, the team carries out its own annual process of review, including completion of a comprehensive Self-Evaluation Document (SED). This identifies the programme's strengths, areas for development and actions to be undertaken to address those areas. These reviews are linked to the University’s Annual and Periodic Review of programmes. It is the responsibility of the Director of Teacher Education to maintain compliance with ITT Requirements (DfE/NCTL, 2017) and to ensure all necessary action is taken to meet Ofsted recommendations.

The relationship between the different partners within the ITT Partnership in respect of the review process is indicated in the following diagram: