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School of Environment, Education and Development

Manchester ranked as second highest university for its Primary Initial Teacher Education course

The University of Manchester is the second highest university in England for Primary Initial Teacher Education, according to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

Happy children at a Rochdale primary school crowding around a University of Manchester trainee teacher.

The annual guide ranks teacher training providers based on Ofsted performance, trainee entry qualifications and completion of their training linked to employment.

Overall, The University of Manchester's combined Primary and Secondary provision came seventh in the league table of universities and was once again the highest-performing in the North of England.

Dr David Spendlove, from the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED), said: “While we recognise the limitations of league tables, we are pleased to once again be acknowledged as a leading provider of initial teacher training.

"What the tables don’t show is that the majority of our trainees go on to work in the most challenging schools, which is something we are also very proud of."

Liz Birchinall and Rebecca Phillips, Primary Programme Directors, added: “We are very proud of our University staff, trainee teachers and primary school partners, who work tirelessly to train the best teachers so pupils in schools can receive the best education."

For more information, contact Liz Birchinall.

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