Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education Children's Services and Skills, is responsible for the regulation, inspection and enforcement for specific children's services and inspects College House under the Care Standards Act 2000.
Inspections have two main purposes: to check whether a college meets the national minimum standards and to make qualitative judgements about the quality of the college's provision and outcomes in the principal areas.
The principal judgements to be made in all inspections of learners' welfare in residential collages are:
- Outcomes for learners
- Quality of service
- Effectiveness of leadership and management
Together, these lead to a judgement on the provision's overall effectiveness. Ofsted normally conduct a routine inspection of residential provision in a college once in a three year period.
Outstanding Ofsted 2017
Our most recent inspection took place in January 2017. The overall judgement was that College House is outstanding. This is the highest grade that can be achieved. The full report is available on Ofsted's website.
College House also carries out an annual self-assessment review.