Ofsted Information

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The Altius Alliance Teacher Training is judged Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED

OFSTED Inspection judgements
Key to judgements: Grade 1 is outstanding

Overall effectiveness
How well does the partnership secure consistently high-quality outcomes for trainees?
The outcomes for trainees 1
The quality of training across the partnership 1
The quality of leadership and management across the partnership 1

The Altius Alliance teacher training provider, based at Cheadle Hulme High School in South Manchester, is graded Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED.

The Alliance has developed “a clear vision for excellence producing outstanding secondary teachers in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects”. It has mirrored the success of its lead school, Cheadle Hulme High School, judged outstanding by OFSTED in two successive inspections and consistently the highest achieving school in the borough of Stockport. The Alliance, which comprises a number of schools in the Stockport, Tameside and Trafford boroughs.

The Altius Alliance operates under the umbrella of the expanding Laurus Trust and offers outstanding training for prospective teachers. Gill Theobold, Director, says; “The Trust has a responsibility to engage in quality teacher training to ensure the provision of high calibre professionals to service the needs of the local region and beyond. We have worked hard to develop a robust and rich school-led programme that demands high expectations alongside offering opportunity and challenge.”

The OFSTED report lauded the training programme stating that “exceptionally well-designed training enables trainees and NQTs to thrive.” The current and former trainees “told the inspectors it had been a privilege to train with the provider. They also praised the excellent levels of support provided by leaders and managers and the opportunities to seek and act upon their advice.”

“The Altius Alliance is building an excellent reputation for producing Newly Qualified Teachers who are confident and competent.”

Trainees who successfully complete their training are recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS) and gain a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from Manchester Metropolitan University with 60 masters credits.