Keighley College awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted

20 June, 2022 10:13 am

We are celebrating after achieving a grade ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted, following an inspection last month. 

The college has been recognised for its passionate and expert staff, and their work with regional stakeholders to implement education programmes that best fit local employment opportunities.The college’s provisions for both adults and student personal development were awarded ‘Outstanding’. 

Luminate Education Group, which Keighley College is a member of, is among the first large educational establishments to have been inspected under Ofsted’s new framework, which puts a greater focus on work with partners and businesses, student and apprentices’ safety and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Kevin O’Hare, Principal at Keighley College, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the college. Our skillful and influential leaders are not only committed to promoting an inclusive culture where students can thrive but where they’re also able to access careers education, information, advice and guidance that prepares them well for their next steps.

“Collaborating and working with key stakeholders and partners is key to what we do, as it not only provides invaluable opportunities for our students, but also meets the economic needs of the Keighley district.

“Our governors also play a key role in the quality of education provided for our students. They are actively involved in determining the college’s strategic direction, making many of the key decisions in relation to the college and ensuring continuous and sustainable improvement.”

Andrea Cowans, Director of Student Life at Keighley College, added: “This grade is testament to the hard work of our staff who make our college environment a welcoming and safe place for our students every single day. 

“Our learners’ wellbeing, personal development and safety are our top priorities which are embedded in our culture, cementing our ‘Outstanding’ grade in this area. This is pertinent as we recover from the impact of Covid-19, and its effects on our adult learners in particular, so it’s an incredible feat to be strongly recognised in this area too.”

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