Somerset's teacher training programme. SCITT, has been rated outstanding by Ofsted for high-level learning support and opportunities.
The rating has been maintained since 2005 and recognised by the National College for Teaching and Learning as being in the top 25%.
Opposition Lib Dem Leader at Somerset County Council, Jane Lock, has welcomed the news but added ''This programme was set up the Lib Dems when we led Somerset County Councils and seems to be one programme that the Tories have left alone; you see can what happens when they don't interfere in good initiatives. ''
In 2016-17, 48 trainees became teachers and 54 are set to complete the programme this year.