A COLLEGE group which has campuses in Malvern, Evesham and Pershore has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
Areas highlighted as good at WCG, formerly Warwickshire College, included the quality of teaching, outcomes for learners, personal development, behaviour and welfare, apprenticeships and provision for learners with high needs.
The effectiveness of leadership and management was also rated good.
The Ofsted report said: “The curriculum reflects the local economy and skills priorities.
“Learners gain the right skills and use industry-compatible resources and teachers have high expectations of learners and apprentices.”
It added: “Staff develop good relationships with parents and employers that lead to improved progress for learners and apprentices.
“Employers report that apprentices have a positive impact on their businesses.”
A special mention was made of the recent merger with South Worcestershire College – now Evesham College and Malvern Hills College – and it was described as being managed ‘adeptly and emphatically’.
Angela Joyce, principal and chief Executive of WCG, said: “This is an excellent endorsement of the hard work of our staff and students and the high quality outcomes that they produce.
“This report is a credit to them all.
“I am pleased to also see that our approach to merger has been highlighted.
“We believe passionately in delivering educational opportunities through locally based colleges, underpinned by the benefits and strength offered through a large Group structure.”
WCG is one of the largest further and higher education colleges in the country.
It has 4,101 pupils aged between 16 and 19, 1,949 adult learners as well as 2,597 apprentices.