It has been a proud year for staff and students at St Helens College 14-16 Academy after the results from the recent Ofsted visit were revealed.
St Helens College 14-16 Academy, led by experienced Headteacher, Caron Kerr, received an impressive outcome report following on from the Ofsted monitoring visit.
The visit, which took place in May 2015, only nine months after St Helens College 14-16 Academy first opened its doors, received the highest possible grading with ‘significant progress’ reported across all six areas of inspection.
Teaching, learning and assessment was the focus of the visit, with numerous teaching observations taking place, as well as parent and student interviews.
The report praised St Helens College 14-16 Academy’s success, stating that it is led by a headteacher with a team of well-qualified and suitably experienced staff. Inspectors highlighted that teachers are approachable, know the students and inspire them to achieve. They also considered the exciting and extensive curriculum on offer and found that it is well designed to ensure all students follow GCSE courses and choose from a wide range of technical and professional subjects.
Dr Jette Burford, St Helens College Principal, said, “We are extremely pleased with our result. St Helens College 14-16 Academy is designed to prepare and equip our young people with the skills and qualifications needed for the local economy and their employability, in addition to furthering their education at a more advanced level.”