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Ofsted Report

The College was last inspected by OFSTED in February 2020. Read the Ofsted Report.

Here are some of the highlights of what OFSTED had to say about the College:

“Students enjoy their learning. They rightly feel valued and well supported by teachers in class. Students develop positive attitudes towards their learning.”

“Leaders and teachers have created an environment where students feel safe.”

“Students behave very well, attend their lessons on time and have a positive attitude to their learning.”

“Staff are ambitious for students and ensure they have access to a challenging curriculum.”

“Students receive good teaching from experienced and dedicated staff who know their students well.”

“Teachers use their expert subject knowledge to plan interesting lessons that build on students’ existing knowledge.”

“Leaders work closely with a range of stakeholders, such as universities, so that they provide students with opportunities to follow careers that are in demand.”

“Students are well prepared for their next steps.”

“Students quickly develop the skills to be able to judge the quality and credibility of different theories and arguments.”

“Teachers regularly review the way they order their teaching so that students have the opportunity to re-visit key learning. This helps students store key learning topics in their long-term memory.”

“Teachers routinely use assessment well to support students to recall their learning and apply their skills.”

“Students participate in a varied enrichment programme.”

“Coaches develop students’ understanding of local and national issues that impact on their lives through coaching sessions.”

“Students are very respectful to their teachers and peers. Students are very supportive of each other and work independently and effectively in communal study areas.”

There is more information about the College and our results on the Department for Education website, including Performance Tables.

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