– Hull College has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted following a full enhanced skills inspection

It’s official – Hull College has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted following a full enhanced skills inspection.

A team of eleven inspectors carried out a rigorous four-day assessment of all areas of the college between 24th and 27th October, with the organisation also recognised for its exceptional contribution to meeting skills needs, earning the highest accolade of ’Strong’ alongside its overall effectiveness of ‘Good’.

During the visit, inspectors met with governors, college leaders, staff, students, and employers and judged Personal Development – the way the college’s curriculum supports students to develop their knowledge and skills beyond the purely academic, technical or vocational as ‘Outstanding’.

The report praised the quality of teaching at the college, finding that: ‘learners and apprentices benefit from high-quality teaching and training’ and that ‘staff have created a highly inclusive environment in which a diverse group of learners and apprentices learn well together. They promote a culture that proudly celebrates the diversity of the college community learners and apprentices take pride in their contribution to the fabric of the college and wider society. They work well together and learn from each other, in readiness for the realities of future life and work.’

Ofsted grades awarded in the report were as follows:
Overall Effectiveness: Good
The Quality of Education: Good
Behaviour and Attitudes: Good
Personal Development: Outstanding
Leadership and Management: Good
Education Programmes for Young People: Good
Adult Learning Programmes: Outstanding
Apprenticeships: Good
Provision for Learners with High Needs: Good

Debra Gray MBE, Principal & CEO of Hull College, expressed her pride at the result and said: “I am delighted that Hull College has been recognised as a ‘Good’ provider following our recent Ofsted inspection. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire ‘Hullraiser’ community at the college.”


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