Thursday, 24 May 2018

College rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

THE Henley College has retained its “good” rating following an inspection by education watchdog Ofsted.

THE Henley College has retained its “good” rating following an inspection by education watchdog Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the college in May and have praised its broad curriculum saying: “Students have access to a wide range of academic and vocational subjects that are closely aligned to their needs and future aspirations.”

Inspectors also commented on how the college develops employment, personal and social skills through its subjects and extra-curricular activities.

Student success and achievement was also recognised with students developing the skills required to progress on to their next step.

Inspectors also highlighted that the success rates of those studying vocational, foundation and high-needs programmes are high and said that its GCSE high grades for English and mathematics were “well above the rate of similar colleges”.

But they have also advised several measures to improve its performance which include ensuing that students in all subjects make the progress they are capable of and achieve as well as they are able.

Inspectors have also said that the college should ensure that all aspects of teachers’ performance are comprehensively monitored and recorded and that detailed and challenging actions for further improvement are identified.

Acting principal, Simon Cuthbert, said: “The inspectors saw a college community that knows, supports and values its students and each other and that is a great credit to the hard work and commitment given by our staff.

“I would also like to congratulate our students on their impeccable behaviour and for being wonderful ambassadors for our college.

“We take enormous pride in what we know to be an excellent college and will keep a strong focus on continuous improvement and becoming an ‘outstanding’ college in the future.”

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