Newcastle College Ofsted Report 2018: Learners with High Needs
At the 2018 Ofsted inspection of Newcastle College, which took place between 14-21 May, there were 500 learners with high needs across its divisions.
Overall, the score was rated as ‘Good’. Here is a summary of the findings:
Our Ofsted Reports
• Leaders and managers work well with local communities, specialist services and local authorities to develop a curriculum and provide effective support that meets the diverse and complex needs of learners well.
• Leaders and managers use high-needs funding well to provide learners with good resources, assistive technology and highly skilled staff that help them to participate fully in their learning and develop their independence well.
• Specialist communication, personal emergency evacuation plans, and health and behaviour strategies are planned well, and staff use them effectively in the classrooms.
• Learners interact well with people they are not familiar with and improve their communication and social skills.