Inspection and Reviews

WM College had a full inspection by Ofsted at the end of November 2018. The formal Ofsted report was published on 21 December 2018.

We are very pleased that the service was graded Good in all categories leading to an overall Good grade for the college.

Key Findings

Overall effectivenessGood
Effectiveness of leadership and management     Good
Adult learning programmes      Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment       Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare    Good
Outcomes for learners     Good

WM College is a learner centred college which aims to provide enriching and enjoyable lifelong learning for all adults and so is very pleased that in this recent inspection Ofsted have recognised the strengths of the college provision.

The inspection report identified that Learners benefit from a broad choice of programmes that enable them to return to learning, and it commended the high quality of teaching and learning that is demonstrated across the college. It also commented on the high level of personal care and support provided by college staff that enables adults to be successful in their learning.

In particular Ofsted stated:

Governors, leaders, managers and staff retain the harmonious culture and ethos of WMC as a welcoming place to study. Managers and staff reflect closely the local community of learners and their diverse range of cultural backgrounds. Teachers and staff celebrate the cultural heritage of learners through a broad range of events. This enables learners to develop a good understanding of, and appreciation for, people of different faiths, sexual orientation, age, gender and ability. Learners of all ages and backgrounds enjoy sharing their learning experience.

I am very pleased that Ofsted have recognised and commented upon our uniqueness and ethos and our role within Camden in this way. This is something that we all cherish and work hard to maintain within the current funding difficulties facing adult learning.

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Helen Hammond
Principal

Governors, leaders, managers and staff retain the harmonious culture and ethos of WMC as a welcoming place to study…”

Teachers and staff celebrate the cultural heritage of learners through a broad range of events. This enables learners to develop a good understanding of, and appreciation for, people of different faiths, sexual orientation, age, gender and ability.”

OUR HIGH STANDARDS ARE RECOGNISED BY A NUMBER OF EXTERNAL BODIES INCLUDING:

The Chartered Institution for Further Education – we were the first adult college in London to achieve this status. It recognises our commitment to improving access to education for all adults across the capital.

CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk