Wiltshire College has high expectations of students who benefit from effective teaching and support and who have sustained good personal and academic outcomes over time, according to an  Ofsted Further Education and Skills inspection of the college’s four main campuses in Chippenham, Lackham, Trowbridge and Salisbury in May.

Inspectors found consistent cross-college student-focused culture.

Amanda Burnside, Wiltshire College’s Principal, said:  “I’m very proud of what staff have achieved in the past three years with a relentless focus on students.”

The report stated: “Pass rates of students taking English and mathematics GCSE and functional skills qualifications have increased and are above national achievement rates. The achievement of adult students and apprentices has remained high.

“Students receive highly- appropriate and helpful advice and guidance before they start their courses and during their courses. The guidance for students in their tutorial programme complements the very good resources and extensive careers service for all students. They also benefit from access to well-established links with external agencies and specialist impartial advice.

“Teachers’ careful monitoring of the progress of students motivates students, who work enthusiastically towards achieving their goals. Teachers assess work carefully in line with the college’s assessment approach, explaining how they have met standards.

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