Summary of key findings from the report
• The chief executive has successfully established a more collaborative and consultative management culture that effectively engages and motivates
staff and partners for the benefit of learners.
• Learners develop a good range of vocational and practical skills, and a high proportion progress to apprenticeships, work or higher-level study.
• Governors and senior leaders have invested in high quality, industry-standard resources that help learners make better progress.
• Leaders and managers plan a broad and varied curriculum that is highly responsive to meeting local priorities and employer demand.
• Staff provide excellent support to learners and create a positive rapport in the classrooms.
• Teachers have engaged enthusiastically in the college’s extensive professional development programme with the result that the quality of teaching and learning has improved.
• As a result of leaders’ and managers’ strong focus on continuous improvement across complex and disparate provision, weaknesses identified in the
self-assessment reports have been dealt with.
The full report can be found here.