The College celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted rating with glowing new report

14 March 2022

Bournemouth & Poole College are proud to announce that their new Ofsted report has been published, revealing a rating of ‘Good’ across all aspects of its inspection.

The glowing report highlighted a positive environment cultivated across all The College’s campuses, stating that students enjoy their time studying, while producing work to high standards.

Additionally, The College has been praised for its strong relationships with local businesses, and high expectations for students with effective teaching.

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Phil Sayles, CEO and Principal of Bournemouth & Poole College, said: “Bournemouth & Poole College has been given a phenomenal start to 2022 with this inspection, which endorses the technical education we deliver and the opportunities we provide. It states that students are taught and learn well in our mature and safe environment, enjoy their studies with us and progress into great careers or onto university.”

The report also acknowledged the strong ethos of mutual respect between staff and learners, with this leading to a positive and calm atmosphere in well-structured lessons.

Our apprenticeship work was also commended, providing a curriculum relevant to local and regional needs, such as expanding our courses to meet national skills shortages.

Phil Sayles added: “The inspection result recognises the work that we do with both local and national employers to deliver the skills training they need. It is fantastic to also receive feedback that states our apprenticeship provision is strong, delivering people into great, highly-valued careers, free of tuition fee debt.”

Apprentices also benefit from learning in well-resourced environments and work well together, their conduct reflecting the professional behaviours that are expected in the workplace.

Students are passionate about the subjects they are studying at Bournemouth & Poole College and are enthusiastic about developing the skills and knowledge they need to be successful beyond their studies. Ofsted also praised The College’s campuses as being a place of safety for learners, with a positive culture safe from harassment and discrimination.