Ofsted Report November 2014

City of Wolverhampton College is celebrating…

We’ve been graded GOOD by Ofsted in our latest inspection.

So what did Ofsted say?…

Strong leadership and management and good governance which have stabilised finances and raised standards

Apprenticeships are of a high standard and are valued by employers

Students develop good personal, social and employability skills and benefit from good work experience opportunities which help prepare them well for employment

Students are making good progress and successfully progressing to further study, university or employment

Courses very effectively meets the needs of students, local employers and the regional community

Students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities receive good support and achieve very well

Students use the well-equipped workshop and teaching areas effectively to develop their vocational, practical and technical skills.

Virtually all learners on apprenticeships progress to higher-level study or to employment. Many A Level students successfully progress to university 

Lessons are good or better and feature enthusiastic well-qualified teachers

Rigorous and effective initial assessment, combined with frequent tutorials, ensures that tutors and teachers know their students’ strengths and areas for improvement.

Students make good use of high-standard materials on the virtual learning environment (VLE) and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to improve their learning.

Students receive a high level of pastoral care and support

Students receive thorough information, advice and guidance from experienced and knowledgeable staff prior to starting at college.

This is an inclusive college with a culture of mutual respect between staff and students in lessons and more generally around the campus

Safeguarding arrangements across the college are good, managed well and have some outstanding features. 

Students have good access to work experience, which enables them to develop their skills and prepare well for future employment 

Prince’s Trust programme successfully creates good training opportunities and progression routes for many unemployed young people. 

To read the full report click here…

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