Kensington and Chelsea College’s Teacher Training provision was officially classed as outstanding following a recent OFSTED inspection in conjunction with Canterbury Christchurch University.
Although the primary focus of the inspection was the university, the college also came under the spotlight as the partner organisation responsible for delivering the Diploma in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector.
As part of the inspection process, OFSTED inspectors spent three days at the college. They assessed trainee teachers delivering classes, interviewed the teacher training team and looked through students’ work.
After an intense few days both the college and university received a glowing report from the education watchdog, with inspectors officially grading the quality of leadership and management and capacity to improve as being outstanding at the college.
Cristi Gonzalez, Head of Teacher Training at the college, said:
‘We are absolutely thrilled with the result. Outstanding is the highest possible grade OFSTED can award, so to have that next to our name is just brilliant. It’s testament to the hard work and dedication shown by both our staff and students and they thoroughly deserve to bask in the glory!’
Date published: 15 June 2010