Bicton College gets an ‘A’

PUBLISHED: 13:37 28 November 2012

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Education inspectors took the unusual step of organising an impromptu meeting praising Bicton College staff following an inspection.

At the recent Ofsted inspection chief inspector Russell Jordan and his team of inspectors ranked the college as ‘good’ in the three main categories

They said that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment outcomes for learners and the effectiveness of leadership and management are all good.

And he said that the male students were catching up with female students in terms of achievement.

However they did say there was further room to improve and to achieve an ‘outstanding’ ranking more students needed to complete courses.

The report also said that the quality of lessons, while good, were not of the same ‘constantly high standard’ throughout the college.

Mr Jordan said: “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes for learners and the effectiveness of leadership and management are all good

“The college provides a harmonious and purposeful environment for learning, making very good use of the college farm and estate.

“The achievements of male learners have improved, bringing them closer to those of their female peers, and learners who receive additional learning support achieve as well as others.”

Principal David Henley said “This is another confirmation of the massive steps that this college has taken in the last three years and I am so pleased for our staff, the governors, our partners, not least the schools and employers we so closely work with, but most of all I am delighted for our students and their parents who know what we deliver here is high quality but they now have the official recognition to prove it.”

The inspection report highlighted the regional importance of Bicton College.

Tim Jones, the chairman of SW Local Enterprise Partnership said: “The results of this important inspection speak volumes for the excellence standards now available at Bicton.

“They also send a strong message nationally as to the quality of education provision within our area.

“This is of huge importance to the business community and also in sending the right messages to inward investors.”

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