Brockenhurst College rated ‘Good’ following inspection by Ofsted

7 March 2017

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Brockenhurst College has been awarded an overall performance rating of ‘Good’ following an Ofsted inspection.

Among other things, Ofsted inspectors assessed the College for its learning programmes, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, effectiveness of leadership and management, and overall effectiveness.

Ofsted reported: ‘Leaders, managers and teachers are passionate about raising the aspirations of students to achieve and progress.’

The inspectors added: ‘Teachers are vigilant in ensuring that high quality learning takes place in most sessions and that well-planned and challenging lessons extend learning and development.’

About the College’s overall ethos, Ofsted noted: ‘Students are safe in college. The campus is a harmonious learning environment. Students understand and value their differences, and this prepares them well for living and working in modern Britain.’

An Ofsted survey of students’ views undertaken during the inspection revealed 97% felt their studies met their needs, with all other teaching quality marks rated at over 90%.

Eleven government inspectors spent four days on campus before reporting their conclusions in early March.

College Principal Di Roberts CBE said: “With the assessment framework now tougher than ever, we are pleased to have received such a positive outcome.

“The inspectors confirmed our collective passion to ensure our students achieve and progress through high-quality teaching in an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming environment.

“This result is a well-deserved endorsement of our staff, whose dedication and professionalism underpin all our successes,” she added.