Challenge Your Mind

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

physics

We had a short inspection in September 2016 and we are pleased to announce we have maintained our Ofsted rating of “Good” and have made significant progress since our last inspection in 2011. You can read the Ofsted Short Report Sept16, however some highlights are:

  • “Leaders and managers have generated a culture of high expectations for staff and students which has led to marked improvements in student outcomes”
  • “Many students achieve very well, as shown by the increasing proportion achieving high grades and the strong progress that students make from their starting points.”
  • “A major factor in this improvement has been the Guidance Support Team who monitor progress very well.”
  • “The curriculum has continued to develop so that it offers a high range of high quality options for students.”
  • “Students feel safe at the college and enjoy their studies. They are appropriately challenged by their studies and achieve well.”
  • “(Since the last inspection) A much greater emphasis is placed on student progress, the rigour of quality assurance has improved, teaching and learning shows greater challenge for students and targets are used more effectively to monitor the performance of staff and students.”
  • “Numerous examples show that staff interventions support students to overcome barriers and successfully move on to their next steps, such as higher education.”
  • Student behaviour around the college and in lessons is good.”
  • “The curriculum continues to be very well matched to the needs of students….Students are able to pick a combination of courses which best suit their needs and aspirations.”
  • “Students are given appropriate advice and guidance that helps ensure they enrol on study programmes that match their career aspirations and provide progression and challenge.”
  • “Students move on to positive destinations , with many progressing to university or into employment.”
  • “…teachers have well-developed approaches that ensure almost all students achieve well above the level suggested by their prior attainment.”