West Suffolk College is praised as ‘good’ by Ofsted
West Sufolk College is continuing to provide a good standard of education for its learners says the most recent Ofsted report.
Inspectors carried out a short inspection in May and their report praises the work the college has done to improve and strengthen the quality of its teaching and learning.
However there still needs to be improvement in GCSE maths results with more students gaining A* to C grades. Inspectors say that while students did not make the progress expected of them in 2014/15 action by managers and current learners is expected to see the majority on target to achieve their grades.
There is praise for the liaison with the local enterprise partnership and employers and as a result a high proportion of students progress to further study, higher education and apprenticeships or employment.
Governors are engaged and informed about any areas which require improvement and contribute well to the improvement processes which have been implemented say inspectors.
The college provides a wide range of academic and/or vocational programmes which prepare learners well for the next stepand there is a strong and appropriate focus on improving English and mathematical skills.
Students are said to be well behaved and respect each other and their teachers and there has been appropriate training to protect learners from radicalisation an extremism.
Teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good and staff performance overall is effective.
College Principal Dr Nikos Savvas said: “I would like to congratulate all our staff and students on an excellent report and praise their continued hard work and commitment.”