Stoke on Trent College has been rated as ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
It improves on the last three inspections – the most recent being in 2019 – in which Ofsted rated the further education organisation as “requires improvement”.
The report describes the college “as a place where learners are highly motivated and well supported and where teachers and coaches have expert knowledge”.
Praise was also given for personal development and for the college safeguarding processes with inspectors commenting that learners and apprentices feel safe during their time at college and know who to speak to if they have any concerns.
Principal and CEO Lisa Capper MBE said “We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection. Thanks to our staff, governors and students there has been a tremendous collective effort across the college to get to this point and there is more to come.
“There are great opportunities ahead with our skills-based and technical curriculum and for the success of all of our students whatever age or stage they are at. Our ultimate ambition is to ensure all our students have a great experience and gain the skills needed to positively progress during their time with us.”
The college, which has a campus in Shelton and another in Burslem, has recently won a further £13m for more capital developments and will be offering new T Levels from this September.
Student Governors Tom Foster and Sidra Bhatti said: “We are proud to be learners as well as student Governors at Stoke on Trent College – helping to shape the College for all those who come to study here. We are really pleased with the fantastic Ofsted result.
“This clearly demonstrates the awesomeness of our college and all of the amazing support and learning experiences we receive.”