Latest Ofsted report

GB MET is proud to share the latest report following an Ofsted Monitoring Visit in June.

We are delighted to announce that inspectors found that the College has made significant progress in three themes identified as a focus of the visit and reasonable progress in one other theme:

Significant progress made in:

  • How much progress have leaders and managers made in ensuring that teachers who are identified as needing further training benefit from appropriate training and support and in monitoring the impact on their teaching, especially those teaching Level 1 and Level 2
  • How much progress have leaders and managers made in identifying and overcoming the barriers faced by 16- to 18-year-old-students who don’t attend lessons frequently and in increasing their attendance rates since full on-site activity recommenced
  • How much progress have leaders and managers made in planning to increase the numbers of 16- to-18-year-old students who take part in meaningful, external work experience placements?

The College was also judged to have made reasonable progress in the following area:

  • How much progress have leaders and managers made in accurately evaluating the quality of their apprenticeship provision, tackling weaknesses identified at the previous inspection, and using improvement processes effectively to bring about improvements

Key findings in the report include that teachers and learning assistants make swift interventions to support students whose attendance falls below target or whose change in behaviour gives them cause for concern.

The report states that, 'Students have responded positively to these personal and supportive approaches to tackling their absence. Many use the opportunity to discuss their problems or issues with staff, which allows for prompter referral to mentors for support. There has been a positive and incremental impact on attendance as a result.’

Inspectors found that staff also ‘speak highly of how leaders and managers are now investing in supporting them with their developmental needs’ and 'student surveys show high levels of satisfaction with the teaching and the quality of the resources that students receive.'

You can read the full report here.

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