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Two “cold spot” teacher training providers snubbed in the government’s ITT re-accreditation have since earned glowing Ofsted reports.

Leaders at Fylde Coast SCITT in Blackpool are “struggling to explain” to heads why they won’t have its service next year, with inspectors saying it is “well on the way to providing an excellent standard” of training.

The University of Sussex’s school teacher training was also rated as ‘good’, with Ofsted finding trainees “immersed in strongly research-based and ambitious programmes”.

Both providers had “outstanding” leadership and management. But neither was approved in the Department for Education’s controversial re-accreditation last year to implement the initial teacher training reforms from September next year.

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