Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, has made major strides up two leading league tables.

Both the Guardian University Guide and the Complete University Guide show significant improvements.

In the Guardian 2019 table, UWTSD was ranked 50th for education – up 23 places from first entry last year.

The university itself rose 27 places – the joint third highest increase of all 121 UK universities included in the table.

There was more positive news in the Complete University Guide, which ranked UWTSD 15th in the UK for education.

The league tables follow an impressive showing in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS), with UWTSD ranked 1st in Wales for student satisfaction in Initial Teacher Training.

Professor Dylan Jones, Dean of Yr Athrofa, said: “We are delighted that our hard work and endeavor has been recognised in respected league tables.

“Our dedicated staff and pioneering colleagues in partner schools are firmly focused on raising standards for all in Wales and these results serve as a significant show of confidence in the work we are doing together.

“Our Athrofa Professional Learning Partnership (APLP) is gathering momentum and we see this as a major vehicle for positive change as we journey through a period of comprehensive educational reform.

“We are not complacent and there is still plenty more to do to fulfil our shared National Mission for education in Wales, but these league tables are a clear indication that we are moving in the right direction.”