A university’s teacher training programme has been rated “outstanding”.

The University of Brighton received the glowing report after a recent inspection by Ofsted.

It rated the university’s primary and secondary courses “outstanding”, while the early years and further education courses were rated “good”.

According to the report, trainees are “valued and expertly supported” on the courses and are “skilfully equipped in safeguarding, behaviour management and supporting pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (Send)”.

The inspectors said: “Trainees shine at Brighton’s long-established and highly impressive teacher training programmes.

“The university offers a suite of options to recruit the next generation of teachers.

“The care and dedication shown by staff towards trainees is superb. Trainees are at the heart of everything.”

Ofsted identified some improvements needed, such as strengthening the programme to cover the reception curriculum and increasing its range of further education placements.

Angela Glynn, the dean of the School of Education, said: “This report is reflective of the excellent quality of training at Brighton. I am very proud of the team and the teacher training provision here and am delighted that the Ofsted inspectors recognised this”.

The university has trained 918 students in the 2023/24 academic year and is partnered with 600 schools, colleges, and early years settings.