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Ambitious College rated "Good" by Ofsted

Learners and staff at Ambitious College are celebrating after their most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2017 which declared the college as ‘good’ in all areas and overall.

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We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised the quality of the provision on offer at Ambitious College and the leadership, hard work and dedication of its staff. Having only been located at permanent accommodation since September 2016, we are pleased in the huge progress we have made in establishing Ambitious College.

The report praised the “experienced leadership team…which drives a culture of continuous improvement.” It also commented on the “ambitious” trustees and governors who “very effectively challenge and support managers to steer the future of the college and improve learners’ outcomes.”

It praised our incredible staff team for creating a “secure environment in which learners feel safe” and recognised safeguarding as “effective” and “a very high priority”. Staff were also praised for their “management of learners’ behaviour” and for “mak[ing] good use of each learner’s education, health and care (EHC) plan to develop meaningful individual targets that link well to the overall aims of the learning programme.”

We know there is still work to do to ensure we continue to develop and grow to becoming an outstanding provision. We acknowledge all of the areas of further development outlined in the Ofsted report, in particular around expanding the breadth of the curriculum to include new approaches like drama, to reflect the interest of many of our learners. All of these areas will be included in our College Improvement Plan to ensure we continue to provide the best possible educational provision for young people with complex autism. We will also continue to keep you informed of exciting new developments, which are already underway to address this.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this important milestone for Ambitious College and recognise the wonderful work of learners, staff and leaders. 

You can download the full report here.


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