Kingston Maurward College Celebrates Inspection Success

Kingston Maurward College Celebrates Inspection Success

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:05am 17th November 2014.

Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester has been rated “good” after its latest OFSTED Inspection.

Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester has been rated “good” after its latest OFSTED Inspection.

Inspectors praised students for developing practical skills and very good skills for employment, and commented on teachers and managers good links with local employers to ensure the curriculum meets local and regional skills needs.

Outcomes for learners were considered good, with the large majority of students achieving their qualifications and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment was also graded as good with high success rates. Students were described as working and learning well together, working safely and respecting their environment, their teachers and each other.

Principal Clare Davison said: “We are very proud to announce that Kingston Maurward College has been graded overall as good in this recent inspection. It is a testament to all the hard work by the college staff to ensure their standards of teaching and learning give our students the start they need into the world of work or higher education. However, we are not complacent and this is the next step on our journey to become an outstanding College.

“We are particularly proud of the recognition of our growing apprenticeship programme, especially as we have introduced a number of new subject areas including hospitality and accounting, and the acknowledgement that we prepare our students well for their future careers.

Chair of Governors Peter Edwards said: “‘I would like to add my thanks to the Principal, staff, students, employers and Governor colleagues for all their hard work in achieving this outcome.”

A full copy of the report can be found on the Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk