Ofsted Report 2014
Further Education & Skills Inspection Report
- Success rates on foundation-level and intermediate-level college-based courses are significantly higher than the national averages, and those for 16-19-year-old students, who make up the largest cohort, are outstanding.
- A high proportion of students on courses that lead to qualifications in English and mathematics achieve their qualification and progress to the next level.
- Outcomes on the Apprenticeship programme are outstanding.
- Students and Apprentices make good progress in improving their personal, social and employability skills.
- Teaching in practical sessions enables students to acquire skills they need for work.
- Students with additional learning, social or physical needs benefit from very effective support.
- Teachers and assessors promote equality and diversity very effectively.
- The Principal and senior managers have high expectations of students and apprentices, and promote high standards of quality and performance.
- Governance is outstanding, and provides robust challenge and support to the Principal and senior managers.
- The College’s observation of the teaching and learning scheme encourages teachers and assessors to reflect on their practice, take risks, and share information and resources.
- The College is highly responsive to the needs of employers and key stakeholders.