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Thurston Celebrates Good Ofsted

OfstedThurston Community College was recently inspected by Ofsted. I am pleased to confirm that the College has been graded “good” in every Ofsted category.

 The inspection categories are:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for pupils
  • 16 to 19 study programmes

These five grades, combined with effective safeguarding and good provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, mean that the overall effectiveness of Thurston Community College has been judged by Ofsted to be “good”, which is in agreement with our own judgements. The visit by the Inspection Team provided valuable external scrutiny of our provision and it was helpful to receive their endorsement of our strengths and areas for improvement.