Fareham College Outstanding Ofsted Report

Fareham College is delighted to announce it has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted inspection. The report was full of glowing endorsements, with the college receiving the highest possible accolade in six headline fields, including outstanding ratings for its quality of teaching, learning and assessment; effectiveness of leadership and management; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for learners; Apprenticeships; and 16-19 study programmes.

Summary of key findings

  • Senior leaders and managers, including governors, have an ambitious vision for the college; the curriculum closely aligns with local and regional employer and community needs and provides excellent vocational opportunities for students and apprentices.
  • Excellent and well-established partnerships with employers create a broad range of opportunities, particularly in specialist engineering subjects, and these meet local and national needs very well.
  • Particularly effective performance management of teachers results in consistently high quality and engaging learning sessions that students and apprentices enjoy.
  • Governors use their expertise and skills effectively to secure the college’s financial health and to promote the highest aspirations and standards for students and staff.
  • Teachers and assessors prepare students and apprentices for their next steps in education and training and almost all progress into further or higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.
  • Senior leaders have very high expectations of all students regardless of their age, starting point or previous attainment. As a result, students and apprentices have an excellent attitude to work and study and take pride in their achievements.
  • Students and apprentices make very good progress from their starting points, in achieving their qualifications, and in gaining excellent vocational and wider skills.
  • The college’s modern and well-equipped centre of excellence in engineering, manufacturing and advanced skills training provides an excellent training environment that reflects the highest commercial standards.
  • Students and apprentices develop good skills in English and mathematics but achievement in these subjects is not as high as it should be, especially for adults.

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