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Grade 1: Meeting the Standard ‘to a High Level’ or ‘Outstanding’?
As you may be aware, the Teacher’s Standards are not graded, and so there can be no ‘official’ descriptors for grades. However, ITE providers such as BGU and Teaching Schools Alliances are required to grade trainees in the context of their external assessment. Consequently, the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) and the National Association of School-Based Initial Teacher Training (NASBITT) have developed a grading system which reflected a similar model to that used by OfSTED, and can help with trainee progression. These statements describe how trainees may have demonstrated achievement against the standards.
Drawing from UCET/NASBITT’s own words: It is the best fit model, the statements describe indicative additional features of practice that are characteristic of a trainee performing at that level. They also need to be interpreted within the setting and context in which the trainee has worked.
Until recently, the UCET/NASBITT model referred to Level 1 as ‘Meeting the Standard to a High level’, hence this being on the CEP. However, the latest model from them matches the OfSTED terminology, which uses ‘Outstanding’.
So, we are in something of a transition period. Next year’s CEP will have the newer terminology but we still have trainees who have been assessed using the previous version. When we drew up the CEP, this terminology was consistent with the advice we received.
Thank you to the several trainees who have queried this.