Staff and students at Eastleigh College’s College House, are delighted to have received Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ for the fourth time in a row!
A nationally unique provision, College House is a 14 bed residential unit for young people, who have moderate learning disabilities, and attend the Skills for Independence and Work course. College House is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential, with emphasis placed on learning key life skills that enable independent living.
During the Ofsted visit the Inspector conducted group and individual interviews, telephone calls and online questionnaires to gather the views of learners and employers. In his report the inspector commented “Outcomes for students are outstanding… Students develop in confidence, self-esteem and key life skills. The residential provision ensures that the students are able to put into practice what they have learned at college1.”
“Students are offered exemplary individual support. As a result, they make impressive progress in their studies and in developing their life skills1.”
They also highlighted the excellent community feel within College House and the wider college, with students’ views contributing to a “meaningful impact on how the residential provision is run… and influence on the main college campus. Students feel truly involved in, and are valued members of, their college community1.”
A parent of College House students commented, “This has been life changing for my boys, they have blossomed here.”
Tracey McAdam, College House Manager said “We are delighted to have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ for a fourth time. This is terrific recognition for staff and all our continuing hard work to make College House a rewarding and enjoyable residential experience for our students.”
To find out more about College House and full time courses starting in September 2017 visit www.eastleigh.ac.uk or attend our Open Event on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
1 Ofsted - Eastleigh College (College House) Inspection Report for further education college residential provision, inspection date 24/01/17 – 26/01/17.
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