Ofsted success for Yorkshire Coast College

Yorkshire Coast College have gained a good Ofsted .Celebrating on the College field.Picture Richard Ponter 140212
Yorkshire Coast College have gained a good Ofsted .Celebrating on the College field.Picture Richard Ponter 140212
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Yorkshire Coast College has impressed Ofsted inspectors during a recent visit and has received an overall rating of “Good”.

This report shows great improvement from a report in 2009, where the college’s overall effectiveness was judged “satisfactory”.

Following a merger with The Grimsby Institute in January 2010, the college has working on teaching, learning and assessment, which the report now recognises as often being “outstanding”.

Sue Middlehurst, principal and chief executive of the Grimsby Institute Group, said: “I am thrilled the Ofsted Inspectors recognise our successes and the commitment we demonstrate to improving the lives of our learners, staff and communities.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff and learners who went above and beyond to show the Inspectors what a terrific place Yorkshire Coast College is to learn, train and work – we couldn’t have asked for a better result.”

Inspectors visited the college in November and assessed eight subject areas, with only one area - Foundation English - requiring improvement.

The report highlights the fact that “learners enjoy learning, they grown in confidence and learn to work productively in teams, which employers value”.

It also states success rates on full-time courses have risen steadily in the last three years.