Leeds City College praised for being ‘welcoming and inclusive’ by Ofsted

Posted: July 3, 2023

We are celebrating after an Ofsted inspection found that we have made significant progress around safeguarding since our full review.

The focus of the visit was safeguarding for 16-18 year olds at our Printworks campus and the Skills Programme for our 14-16 learners based at Park Lane campus.

The report praised our leaders for taking safeguarding very seriously and added that we have invested in a wide range of resources to enhance how we monitor, record and report on safeguarding across the college.

Ofsted also noted that we have put significant and effective arrangements in place to ensure that learners aged 14 to 16 are safe.

The report also highlighted that learners with high needs work positively with peers during small-group projects and are positive about their interactions with others.

Bill Jones, Executive Principal of Leeds City College said: “This is the best possible outcome for us and shows how we have consistently grown and developed our approach to keeping our students safe across the college.

“Safeguarding is our number one priority and we are continually reviewing and putting systems in place to make sure that all learners feel safe and integrate well into the wider college.

“The report is a testament to the hard work of our staff who ensure our students get the best possible opportunities in an inclusive & safe environment.”

Carol Layall, Director of Quality of Education added: “Our learners’ safety, wellbeing and personal development are central to our culture and form part of our wider strategy to delivering quality education across the communities we serve.

“Through the work we do, we ensure that classrooms are welcoming, feel inclusive and that students have a place where they can thrive and progress.”

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