The Principal and students celebrate the Ofsted Results. Image courtesy of Sarah Standing at The News http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/
“Sustained improvements in results, good teaching, learning and assessment and very high quality support from all staff.”
OfSTED inspectors have classified Portsmouth College as consistently good and improving further. In a report packed with positive observations they were particularly complimentary about the quality of teaching and learning over recent years and the sustained improvement in results that this has generated.
A team of experienced, senior inspectors visited the Tangier Road college for a full week in mid-March to assess the College in three core areas:
- Outcomes for Learners
- Quality of Teaching and Learning
- Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
For each of these categories the inspectors awarded the second highest point in the OfSTED range; ‘grade 2, good’. In addition, the team focused on two broad curriculum areas, assessing both Visual Arts & Media and Social Sciences as ‘good’, the latter with ‘outstanding features’.
The Inspectors’ full report, now available on the OfSTED website, provides consistently positive messages about a college which supports its students brilliantly, contributes substantially to the local community and which has achieved year-on-year improvements in academic results to reach the current high level of success.