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Derby In Teaching Top Ten

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Date posted: 24 October 2011

The University of Derby has entered the top ten for primary education teacher training in the prestigious Good Teacher Training Guide 2011.

The Guide, produced by Alan Smithers and Pamela Robinson from the University of Buckingham's Centre for Education and Employment Research, compared 227 universities, and school-centred and employment-based training programmes in the UK on their entry qualifications, Ofsted grades and take-up of teaching posts.

Out of the 75 higher education providers compared in the report, the University of Derby was ranked tenth for primary education teacher training. Derby's high position due, the report states, to its 'recent excellent Oftsed ratings.'

When combined with secondary education training (for which the University of Derby has too small a number of students compared to its primary teaching provision to be included), Derby ranked 14th overall, an improvement from its 48th position in the 2009/10 guide.

Chris Warren, Assistant Dean and Head of School of Education and Social Science, said: "We are delighted that we are now up to tenth in this guide. It takes into account what the University maintains is important; outstanding quality of teaching for our talented students as assessed by Ofsted, and excellent employment prospects once they graduate."

This good news for teacher training at Derby follows its outstanding success in the National Student Survey when 97% of Derby students gave the thumbs up to the training they had received. This was third highest satisfaction teacher training score for any University in the country.

For more information on BEd (Hons) Education at Derby visit www.derby.ac.uk/education

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