Stanmore College in Harrow recently underwent an Ofsted inspection from 25 to 28 April.
The overall effectiveness of the college was rated as ‘Good,’ with high marks for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership, and management. The education programmes for both young people and adults were also deemed ‘Good.’
The inspection found that learners at Stanmore College enjoy a ‘friendly and inclusive’ environment, with a focus on respect and positive relationships. Learners showed progress and achieved qualifications, particularly in sports, business, engineering, science, IT, childcare, and art and design programs.
Annette Cast, Principal of Stanmore College said: “Our governors and every member of staff should feel proud of the part they have played. To receive the external recognition of the determination and energy invested into providing high quality education and meeting the needs of our community is fantastic.
“Feedback such as ‘learners develop confidence’, ‘have opportunities to develop interests and talents,’ ‘feel safe because of the calm and orderly environment’ and demonstrate ‘high levels of respectful behaviour towards their teachers and each other’ is a fantastic accolade and one that we are highly committed to.”
Highlights of the report included feedback that Stanmore College offers courses that meet the needs and aspirations of learners and the local community and that most learners thrive and make progress in line with, and in some cases ahead of, their peers.
Unsurprisingly the end of term included a celebratory event in recognition of the above following receipt of the formal report.