Inspectors have retained Brooksby Melton College’s ‘good’ rating in their latest Ofsted report there.
The recent inspection found the college has instilled in staff and students ‘a collaborative ethos and high expectations that place the nurturing of students’ employability and life chances at its centre’.
Inspectors noted that the new state-of-the art campus at the Melton site and professional sports and land-based learning facilities at Brooksby provides an excellent high-quality learning environment.’
The report pointed out that the college has ‘maintained their good relationships with local and regional employers, and they continue to use these effectively to ensure that students and apprentices receive teaching and training that are relevant to the industry they wish to enter’.
The inspection found that lessons at both campuses were ‘lively, engaging and vocationally relevant’.
Mention was also made of Brooksby providing a welcoming and safe learning environment, including for those who have high needs, who have integrated well with their peers.
But the inspectors did find that not enough students achieved the highest grades of which they are capable of and that more should be done to find out what happens to students who finish their courses.
College principal, Chris Ball, said he was delighted with the rating.
He added: “It is fantastic that both students and parents report high levels of satisfaction with the provision offered at BMC, with the majority of students on 16-19 programmes progressing onto higher education programmes, training, or employment.
“I am immensely proud of our dedicated students and staff for being committed to continuous improvement at the college, and I am certain that the next year holds many more successes for BMC.”