Weymouth College rated a 'Good' provider by Ofsted

Weymouth College rated a 'Good' provider by Ofsted

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:20am 5th June 2020.

Weymouth College has achieved 'good' provider status after a 2-day full Ofsted inspection in March.

Inspectors found Weymouth College to be 'an enjoyable and supportive place'. 

Weymouth College Principal and Chief executive Nigel Evans said: 

"It is a fabulous achievement and massively important for the college's staff and students who have worked hard to maintain the college's grade."

The inspection also found:

  • Learners welcome the approach to treat them as adults and the independence this brings. They get on with their work but are confident about asking for help when they need it.'
  • Leaders place a high priority on maintaining access for learners in specialist provision, which would not otherwise be available in the local area. As a result, learners have access to a wide range of specialist training opportunities at successive levels.'
  • In media, learners study courses from level 1 to level 6. They develop impressive practical skills and gain valuable qualifications which support their ability to progress to higher education and employment.'
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The team identifies vulnerable learners swiftly and provides effective support.'
Nigel Evans Weymouth College

Nigel (pictured above) added: 

"“Ofsted have just confirmed Weymouth College’s ‘Good’ grade some 5 years after achieving its first ‘Good’ grade.

"It is a fabulous achievement and massively important for the College’s staff and students who have worked so hard to maintain the College’s grade.

"Above all, the grade means that the College continues to very effectively serve South and West Dorset’s students and its community - including parents, carers and employers.”