Brinsbury College – Outstanding:
The Chichester College Group (CCG) – which includes Brinsbury College - has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted inspection. The Group received ‘Outstanding’ grades in every area of Ofsted’s recently reformed inspection framework and the report was a glowing endorsement of the Group and all four colleges, which stated ‘learners are rightly very proud of their college’.
It is only the second general further education provider in England to achieve unanimous top grades since the new framework was introduced and is the largest college group to achieve ‘Outstanding’ in every area.
Ofsted praised the determination of students and the commitment of lecturers, making special mention of the Group’s provision for learners with additional needs. Career advice and guidance at the Group’s colleges also received equally glowing praise from inspectors, who visited the sites in March 2020.
Sally Challis-Manning, Principal of Brinsbury College, said: “We are over the moon to receive ‘Outstanding’ grades in all areas. It truly demonstrates the consistently inspirational approach to teaching and learning that we deliver. At Brinsbury, whether our students are studying agriculture on our working farm, or horticulture, animal management or blacksmithing, we are united in our commitment to them and to providing high quality education and training.”
Inspectors commended the group’s apprenticeship programmes, noting the collaborative relationship with employers to ‘research and design appropriate courses’ to ensure apprentices and students are learning industry best practice. Read more here: www.brinsbury.ac.uk/ofsted-outstanding