The results of this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessments have just been made public and Principal Chris Hocking is delighted to announce that ArtsEd has been awarded the highest level – TEF Gold.
Gold is awarded for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and is of the highest quality found in the UK.
The Panel considered ArtsEd's submission in relation to TEF criteria and its judgement reflects, in particular, evidence of:
optimum levels of contact time, including outstanding personalised provision that secures the highest levels of engagement and active commitment to learning and study from students
the active and consistent use of high quality industry-standard facilities that provide outstanding opportunities for students as practitioners
practitioner-led teaching, supplemented by additional specialist technical support, which ensures that all students are significantly challenged to achieve their full potential
an outstanding track record of graduate success in the theatrical and media professions
The TEF measures teaching excellence in three key areas:
Teaching quality: teaching that stimulates and challenges students, and maximises their engagement with their studies.
Learning environment: the effectiveness of resources and activities (such as libraries, laboratories and work experience) which support learning and improve retention, progression and attainment.
Student outcomes: the extent to which all students achieve their educational and professional goals, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This award is one more accolade for ArtsEd and testament to all staff and students' hard work, commitment and dedication to their courses and careers. Congratulations to everyone for going for Gold!