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We are Ofsted rated ‘GOOD’

Staff and learners at WM College are celebrating the outcome of their first full Ofsted inspection since 2018. Inspectors visited the college in February and rated the college as “GOOD”.

The inspection report, which was published in March, graded the college as ‘Good’ in all inspection areas covering teaching and learning quality, learner behaviour and personal development, leadership and for its specialist adult learning provision. Ofsted inspectors recognised the broad curriculum WM College offers that enables adults to return to learning and thrive within the community, and also commended the high quality of teaching that is demonstrated across the college.

In particular Ofsted stated:

“ Leaders have developed a curriculum for young and adult learners that provides good opportunities for learners to be economically and socially active. For example, tutors ensure that adult learners, many of whom are new or returning to study after a significant time away from education, improve and build on their English, mathematics and digital skills and knowledge. Learners are well prepared for further learning or employment. Most learners achieve their planned learning goals.

The report also commented on the high level of personal care and support provided by college staff that enables adults to be successful in their education and feel safe in their learning environment.

“ Learners feel safe and well supported during their time at college. Staff have a strong focus on the safeguarding and well-being of learners. They work closely with community and charity partners to support learners who are often socially excluded. While at college, learners thrive in the supportive community. Learners know who to contact if they have any concerns.

WM College Principal, Dipa Ganguli OBE, commented on the outcome of the inspection saying:

” We are all extremely pleased with the outcome of the inspection. I am particularly pleased for our staff who work tirelessly to provide adults from all walks of life opportunities to enhance their future prospects. “

She continued: “ The inspectors saw WM College as it operates on a day to day basis and therefore their comments and feedback truly reflect the learner experience. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to maintaining our 170-year-old tradition of academic excellence, integrity, and service to the community and our unwavering dedication to the success and wellbeing of all members of our college community. ”

The view the official report, click here.


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