St Charles Ofsted Report Celebrates the Success of Staff and Students

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28th Jun 2022

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College has been officially recognised as a GOOD College following its recent Ofsted inspection. 

 The national recognition by Ofsted highlights:  

  • Students are very clear about what they have to do to be successful in their forthcoming examinations.  

  • Teachers are experts in their subjects.  

  • Learners demonstrate maturity and their behaviour at college is good. They respond positively to the high expectations that staff have of them.  

  • Teachers consider carefully how they sequence the curriculum. They take into account a range of factors related to subject knowledge and content, and to developing learners' study skills. 

  • Learners feel the college is a safe and supportive environment. 

  • Teachers use questioning skilfully to assess what learners know and can do.  

  • Teachers ask effective follow-on questions to check for deeper understanding.  

  • Teachers develop learners' use of subject related terminology well. Consequently, learners become fluent in using the correct technical or vocational language in their work.  

  • Teachers prepare students well for life in modern Britain. 

Principal, Martin Twist, affirmed:

We are naturally delighted that OFSTED has recognised all the hard work and fantastic progress that has been made by the staff and students at St Charles. The whole community has worked incredibly hard throughout the last few years to drive significant quality improvements, in difficult national circumstances. I have been incredibly proud of both the staff and student response to the challenges that have been put in our way. The recent OFSTED report is both a validation of this journey, and a positive statement that the students at St Charles get a very good deal. These are exciting times for St Charles. We look forward to a new chapter of growth, success and continuous progress for all. 

God bless.

Well done to all the students, staff and governors for this great achievement! 

Read the Full Report here