This consultation paper, which has been produced jointly by OFSTED and the TTA, sets out proposals for the inspection of initial teacher training (ITT) from 2002/03 onwards and the subsequent use of inspection evidence, particularly by the TTA, for determining allocation categories. Account has been taken of comments and views on the current and past inspection programmes expressed by stakeholders, including ITT providers. The proposals should result in a substantial reduction in the overall burden of inspection on providers whilst ensuring that inspection remains a spur to the improvement of quality.
Teacher Education Division
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