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Student success honoured at annual awards ceremony

29 Nov 2019

Student success honoured at annual awards ceremony

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retouched ofsted pic 2Ofsted has endorsed the achievement of Northampton College’s highest ever success rates, recording a judgement of ‘Good’ with outstanding features following its latest inspection.

The whole-college inspection, carried out by a team from Ofsted during the week of Monday, 29 October 2018, judges that teaching and learning are good, pass rates are high and that college resources are of a very high quality.

The report reveals special praise for the college’s High Needs provision, which is rated ‘outstanding’ – the highest possible grade. It states that High Needs students make exceptional progress with their independent living skills and with their achievement of qualifications.

Other highlights include:


  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Most teaching enables students and apprentices to develop good standards of practical skills rapidly.
  • The large majority of students make good progress.
  • The college has increased the proportion of students who achieve their qualifications.
  • The college uses its good links with employers and the local community to ensure that the courses it offers meet local and regional skills needs.
  • Students improve their skills in English well. They quickly learn to use vocational and technical terminology precisely and confidently.
  • Students and apprentices make good progress in improving their mathematics. They carry out relevant mathematical calculations accurately and interpret the results confidently.
  • Teachers have high expectations of their students. They agree challenging targets and grades for them to achieve.
  • Students gain from the expertise of teachers who are vocationally qualified and up-to-date with industry practices.
  • Students and apprentices enjoy their learning and most produce work of a high standard.
  • Teachers and assessors make good links between theory and practice. Students in particular make rapid progress in developing practical skills at college.
  • Teachers direct questions skilfully to students to check and deepen their understanding. They develop their confidence in using technical and often complex terminology correctly and fluently.
  • Students make good progress in developing their confidence, self-esteem and skills for work.

Ofsted inspectors find that students and apprentices feel safe at college, on work-experience placements and at work. They also comment that student behaviour is exemplary.

The report is an important document that will provide the foundation to ensure even greater progress in the future. Ofsted’s judgements have provided us with a clear agenda to follow on our continuing journey to excellence across the College.

A full copy of the Ofsted report is available online at https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/31/130769

 

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This promotion is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), excluding employees of Northampton College and their families and its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

Parental consent required for any entrant who is under 18 years of age.

The closing date for this promotion is Friday, 16 November 2018 at 6pm. Any surveys received after this time and date will not be entered in to the prize draw.

How to enter: No purchase necessary. Answer our survey and you will be automatically entered into the promotion. One entry per person only.

The prize is £15 worth of Amazon vouchers and the winner will be drawn at random from responses received under independent supervision and will be contacted by email/telephone by Monday, 19 November.

In the event the claim for the prize is not received by Northampton College within 28 days of prize notification, Northampton College reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prizes to a reserve selected at the same time as the original.

The prize will be available for collection from Booth Lane reception only.

No responsibility can be taken for entries which are lost, delayed, corrupted, damaged, misdirected or incomplete or which cannot be delivered for any technical, delivery or other reason. Numerous factors outside the control of Northampton College may interfere with the operation of the website.

There are no cash or other prize alternatives available in whole or in part except in the event of circumstances outside its reasonable control, Northampton College reserves the right to substitute an alternative of equal or greater value. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by Northampton College, the winner is not allowed to transfer the prize to anyone else.

Northampton College reserves the right to verify the winner and withdraw prize entitlement or refuse to award the prize where there is, or Northampton College has reason to believe there is, or has been, a breach of these terms and conditions including multiple entry or the spirit of the promotion has been compromised.

The name and county of the winner will be available by calling 01604 734342 within 3 months of the closing date. By entering this promotion, you consent to the use of this information being used in this manner.

The winner agrees to reasonable post event publicity by the promoter with no further recompense.

Any question concerning the legal interpretation of these terms & conditions will be based on English law and the Courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction.

Promoter: Northampton College Booth Lane, Northampton NN3

student services 1Before you can start your course, you will need to have attended an interview and been offered a place. If you missed your course interview, don't worry - just drop-in to Booth Lane on Thursday, 4 July between 3pm and 6pm.

There's no need to book an appointment, just turn up!

daventry workshop event
The 'Daventry Green Project' offers a unique opportunity to take part in one of our free eco-friendly workshops and experience the type of teaching you’ll recieve every day if you join us in September.

There’s an exciting range of workshops to choose from in the subjects we currently offer at our Daventry Campus. You can choose from any of our hour long workshops including how to make money from recycled materials, using natural objects to make children’s toys and creating ocean inspired hairstyles, plus many more!

The event will take place on Monday, 18 June from 4.30pm - 6pm.

Click here to register for your free ticket.

As part of the event, there will be a FREE BBQ and opportunity to mingle with fellow applicants. Friends and family are welcome to take part in the event but they will need their own ticket.

Please note that the workshops will begin at 4.30pm so please arrive no later than 4.15pm.

 

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