ISTD Approval

The purpose of approval is to assure the ISTD of the suitability of a prospective ADC and to ensure the institution has:

♦ the ability to provide an appropriate educational experience for learner teachers;

♦ suitably qualified and experienced teaching staff who have undertaken the relevant training;

♦ appropriate mechanisms of governance and administrative procedures;

♦ effective quality assurance;

♦ robust health and safety, complaints and appeals mechanisms;

♦ appropriate physical facilities i.e. studio size, flooring, lighting;

♦ staff training procedures for assessment.