We are delighted that Ofsted graded Chelmsford College as "Good" unanimously across the board.
The inspection took place in December 2017. Education providers are monitored regularly to ensure the standards of teaching and training remain high. Nine Ofsted inspectors interviewed groups and individuals and observed lessons and tutorials in College and in a range of workplaces. Self-assessment reports, development plans and the previous inspection report were all taken into account.
The report shared several key findings, including praise for a good focus on the craft of teaching; support available to students with significant anxiety, to enable them to grow in independence and confidence; a strong work ethic; high attendance rates; high inclusivity; meaningful work experience and additional qualifications recognised by industry.
We were delighted that the Ofsted Early Years Inspection which took place in October 2015 judged the Nursery to be Outstanding in all categories and that the existing Ofsted Outstanding grade was maintained. The report recognised the outstanding quality of teaching as well as the well-organised, rich and varied learning environment which is well equipped with an abundant range of resources. In addition, the report praised the managers and staff as being inspirational and planning daily activities and experiences to extend children's learning in all areas.