Grantham College & University Centre have been graded once again as a ‘Good’ college in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The inspection that took place in January 2023, involved 8 inspectors who used a full four days within the college to visit lessons and meet with staff and students, leaders and governors, as well as a whole range of employers, community stakeholders and civic partners.
The outcome of this inspection offers a resounding vote of confidence in the college’s direction of travel, the performance of its curriculum and quality of its leadership.
The inspectors recognised that at Grantham College young people participate in a wide range of effective activities that develop their employability skills. They undertake relevant work experience, complete live projects with employers and attend frequent guest speaker sessions. As a result, young people are well prepared to take their next steps towards further study or employment.
Paul Deane, Principal said:
“I am delighted that Ofsted have confirmed yet again that Grantham College is a GOOD college, and I would like to congratulate and thank all the staff, students and partners of the college that have invested so much time and effort to make this such a wonderful place to study and work. “
“Inspectors clearly witnessed that the young people, adults and apprentices that study with us have access to a good range of facilities and equipment that meet industry standards and that we collaborate effectively with a range of local stakeholders to understand skills needs and that employers and stakeholders have an active involvement in the curriculum.”
“They also noted how our teachers are well-qualified, knowledgeable and have relevant backgrounds or vocational expertise. They use this experience to effectively demonstrate and teach students how to meet industry standards.”
Grantham College & University Centre will take this latest result as evidence that strategy is effective and continue to work hard to drive change and improvement across the college.
“Grantham College will, as always, endeavour to be true to its values and ensure we deliver on our mission: To deliver inspirational vocational, technical, professional and higher education and training that empowers people, businesses and the community to achieve their goals. Fundamentally we continue to strive to contribute to the economic prosperity and social cohesion of the communities we serve.”
To read the full Ofsted report, please click here.
To find out more about Grantham College & University Centre and the courses it has to offer, the next Open Event is on Tuesday 25th April, 5pm-7pm.