TEACHER Training at The University of Worcester has been praised by government watchdog Ofsted.

Inspectors found the university provides strong training and mentoring, in partnership with several hundred schools and colleges, producing high quality teachers who go on to be employed across the country.

The report stated "The University enjoys a very good reputation locally and regionally.

“This is evident in the high employment rates across each of the three training phases."

Inspectors looked at Primary, Secondary and Further Education training provision, highlighting numerous areas of best practice, including positive relationships between the University and its partner schools and colleges, plus strong links with health professionals.

The university was rated as Good across all three provisions.

Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the university, said: "“The University educates many hundreds of new teachers every year with great success.

"Our newly trained teachers are in great demand in the region and beyond. This work is only possible thanks to the highly effective, practical, professional partnerships we enjoy with schools across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the surrounding areas.

"We are very grateful to all our partners and to the University’s inspirational staff who do so much to produce the high quality, inspirational teachers our children need and deserve.”

The report also highlighted the university's work with children with special needs, saying it is of "high quality", while Hive and Worcester Arena were also singled out for praise by inspectors as "excellent resources".

Inspectors visited also observed trainees and newly qualified teachers in their school settings, and said they found "committed and reflective trainees, who demonstrate the determination to become good or better teachers".

Staff and lecturers at the university were also praised for their quality of teaching.