Ofsted Inspection Report 2018

WMC Camden College Ofsted Good Provider December 2018

WMC Camden 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 effectiveness       Good
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

WMC 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 identifies that:  Learners benefit from a broad choice of programmes that enable them to return to learning, and it commends the high quality of teaching and learning that is demonstrated across the college. The high level of personal care and support provided by college staff that enables adults to be successful in their learning is also commented upon.

In particular Ofsted state:

“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.

Download the full report by clicking on the button below or from the Ofsted website.

Helen Hammond