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Ofsted: students’ attitudes and behaviours ‘outstanding’

Students, apprentices and staff at Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College are celebrating after Ofsted rated their behaviours and attitudes ‘Outstanding’. 

In a glowing report, which awarded the college an overall standard of ‘Good’, inspectors described how learners ‘value the opportunity to train in well-equipped and safe workshops’ and ‘benefit from a broad and rich curriculum that closely reflects the skills needs of local, regional and national economies.’ Teachers are described as ‘highly qualified industry experts’ who ‘ensure the curriculum is up to date and linked well to industry areas.’ 

Inspectors highlighted the college’s positive culture. Students’ attitudes and behaviour in lessons and around campuses were described as ‘exemplary’, with inspectors noting that they are ‘very positive towards their learning’, ‘take pride in their college’ and ‘demonstrate high levels of motivation’. 

The report, based on an inspection carried out in October this year, also praised safeguarding and support services, which allow learners ‘to feel welcome, safe and secure at all college sites.’ 

David Williams, Principal and Chief Executive, said: ‘We are delighted with the report and pleased that the inspectors’ comments recognise all the hard work by our highly professional and inspirational teachers across our colleges. I would like to thank all the students, parents and staff for their continued support and dedication.’