9th May 2016
As you know the college was inspected by OfSTED on April 26 and 27. We have now received the full report which we can be found by clicking on the link below.
I am pleased to be able to write to you to inform you of the main findings of the inspection. Inspectors found that the college had many strengths. The quality of teaching has improved recently and they found that this is leading to improved examination results being predicted for our current students;
Current performance information shows that outcomes will improve this year. Improvements are set to be most significant in English, but will also improve in mathematics, science and a range of other subjects.
Inspectors noted that attendance to college has improved considerably over the last year and that our students feel safe and are kept safe while in college. The college gives students high quality careers information, advice and guidance and also does a good job in promoting students’ development.
Our students conducted themselves really well, as always, over the two days. The inspection team found that;
Pupils are polite and demonstrate good manners. They look smart and wear their uniform with pride. There is no litter around the school site and the buildings are well treated. Behaviour around the school site and at break and lunchtime is good. Pupils get on well together and show respect for each other and for adults.
While the inspection team recognised the improvements we have made over the two years since the last inspection, the college continues to require further improvement. In particular we need to continue the recent improvements in teaching and sharpen up how we track students’ progress. I can assure you that our teaching and support staff are fully committed to making these improvements quickly.
As part of the inspection process parents were given the opportunity to give their views on the college. I would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and for the very positive nature of your responses. Your continued support of the college is very much appreciated.
Mr Ian Wingfield