December 8 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A Norfolk college principal is “determined” to break into outstanding territory, after three steady decades as good.
East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston was visited by Ofsted inspectors in September, and they rated it good overall in a report published this month.
In his report, lead inspector William Baidoe-Ansah wrote: “Most lessons are good with passionate and enthusiastic teachers planning a range of interesting and challenging activities that stimulate learning well.”
But he ruled the college is not yet outstanding as it does not stretch high achievers far enough.
He noted too many students do not complete their programme at AS level, teaching observation is not always effective, not enough lessons are outstanding and student feedback could be improved.
The college had last been inspected as good in April 2010, before new principal Daphne King was appointed in April 2012.
Mrs King said: “This college has been constantly good since its formation thirty years ago and has so many outstanding features.
“I’m determined that it will be recognised as such next time.
“I’m particularly delighted that they have praised the flexibility and responsiveness of our curriculum and the fact that we have created such a positive learning environment where all students can meet and exceed their potential.”
Lorna Anderson, chairman of governors, said: “This is a college of which the community can be proud.
“We are confident that our principal and senior management team will use this report as a stepping stone on its trajectory from good to outstanding and Ofsted agreed that the college is well on its way towards being recognised as such.”