Pupils ambitious to succeed – Torpoint Community College graded Good in recent Ofsted Inspection

Pupils ambitious to succeed – Torpoint Community College graded Good in recent Ofsted Inspection

In a recent inspection, Ofsted judged the quality of education at Torpoint Community College as continuing to be ‘good’.  The inspectors praised teachers, leaders, support staff and governors pointing out their dedication and determination to support students in achieving high standards.  Inspectors recognised that staff know students well and provide a high standard of care and support, and praised the safety, welfare and all-round development of students acknowledging how this attention to detail prepares the students well for the next steps in their lives.

The inspection team recognised that there is a very positive learning environment at the College and students throughout the school, including the Sixth Form, make good progress.  They also found that at all times, including during break times, lunch times and lesson changeovers, students’ behaviour  was excellent as was their attendance to College.  Inspectors found that students were proud of the College and have confidence in their teachers.  Students in the Sixth Form at the College spoke highly of the quality of teaching and support they received from their teachers and inspectors commented that the Sixth Form remains the natural choice for most Year 11 students.

The Inspection Team recognised that students were ambitious to succeed and worked well with each other.  Praise, in particular, was given to the assessment system used in lessons across the College.  The inspectors praised how teachers dedicated time in lessons for students to reflect on their learning and how to improve their work.

The College’s Headteacher, Mrs Andrea Hazeldine, said ‘The College is delighted with the outcome from the recent Ofsted visit and will continue to strive to sustain and improve the high standards already achieved. I would like to extend a special thanks for the support of parents and the community who recognise the importance of working together for the benefit of students.’

To read the full report please go to http://www.torpoint.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Torpoint-Community-College-10025125-PDF-Final.pdf