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We’re officially good!
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1st March 2018

Following an Ofsted inspection on the 15th, 16th and 17th of January, our latest Ofsted report has been published on their website and we’re officially a good Sixth Form College!!

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The inspectors looked at the effectiveness of leadership & management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for learners. We are delighted that we achieved a ‘good’ grade across all four areas!

Some of the highlights from the official report include:

“Senior leaders have worked hard to promote a culture of high expectations

“Students receive good independent careers information, advice and guidance”

“Staff promote the importance of diversity very successfully and students demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance towards each other and to their teachers”

“Teachers have high expectations of their students”

“Students take an active part in lessons and enjoy learning …
they are enthusiastic about their learning”

Support for students is good”

“Students are polite and treat each other and members of staff with respect. They take pride in their work”

“Students develop good personal, social and employability skills
through regular tutorial sessions”

“Students from diverse backgrounds work very effectively together

Principal Jane Hopcroft said “I feel incredibly privileged and proud to be the Principal of Connell Sixth Form College. We are delighted with the outcome of its Ofsted inspection which confirms the quality of provision available at Connell. The report is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of staff and students.

We are thrilled our students are making such tremendous progress. Our students, from across Manchester and from a wide range of backgrounds and schools have worked hard and achieved more than they would anywhere else.”

CEO of Bright Futures Educational Trust Dr John Stephens added “I am delighted that inspectors have recognised the great work that we see at Connell every day. Such rapid progress is the result of the hard work and commitment of our talented students, staff and governors. ”

Read the full report here.

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