TEACHER training at Winchester University has once again been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.

The quality of university’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes means it is one of the best providers of such education in the country.

In its latest report, the education inspectorate rates Winchester as an ‘outstanding’ provider for both primary and secondary ITE.

Winchester’s primary teacher training has been rated outstanding since 2010, but this is the first time that its secondary teacher training has also received the highest accolade.

“This is an excellent result for the university, underlining our reputation as a flagship provider of teacher training and it is testament to the dedication and hard work of staff, students and our partnership schools,” said Dr Janice de Sousa, dean of the faculty of education, health and social care.

“We train some of the brightest young people in the country to teach in primary and secondary schools.

“As a values-driven institution, it is especially pleasing that Ofsted highlighted that respecting values - including the promotion of equality and elimination of discrimination - are enshrined in the University’s vision for teaching training and embedded throughout our programmes.”