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:

• 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.

You can read the full 2018 Newcastle College Ofsted report here. The 2012 and 2016 editions are also available to read.