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What our Students say

At college we always want to hear your views to help us improve.

Student Council 

You can represent your classmates and make sure their voices are heard. Student Council meetings are held every term where members discuss topics raised by their peers.

Safeguarding Ambassadors 

The college has a team of student safeguarding ambassadors who support the designated safeguarding lead and Heads of Learning Centres to develop accessible policies, promote safeguarding , represent the college at local advocacy groups and participate in recruitment of new college staff. As well as safeguarding ambassadors, each centre has a student council, where students voice their opinions and ideas for college developments, policies, website, events etc.

Student survey

Every year we ask our students to tell us about their time with us at college. Below you will find the feedback from each college centre for the end of the academic year 2018-19.

Beaconsfield Garrett House Lomond VPC Nightingale Wyvern
Number of students 40 5 53 62 7 32
Are you achieving your outcomes? 95% 95% 98% 100% 94%
Are you confident to let staff know when you want to change your activity? 100% 100% 100% 92% 100% 100%
Are you enjoying college? 97% 98% 96% 100% 97%
Are you enjoying your vocational course? 100% 80% 67% 92% 100% 100%
Are you learning about things you like? 89% 100% 95% 100% 90%
Do you enjoy your course? 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Do you feel safe at the college? 90% 100% 100% 97% 100% 100%
Do you know what job would you like to do? 100% 100% 100% 92% 100% 100%
Do you know who to ask for help? 85% 80% 97% 100% 67% 100%
Do you like to use technology to learn? 89% 74% 91% 100% 80%
Do you like to work by yourself? 67% 80% 91% 50% 36%
Do you like to work in groups? 87% 82% 78% 100% 80%
Do you like your class mates? 87% 98% 95% 100% 95%
Do you like your staff? 90% 100% 100% 100% 94%
Have you made new friends in college? 100% 100% 100% 96% 100% 75%
Is your vocational course related to an interest or job that you would like to do in the future? 100% 60% 67% 67% 100% 100%
Total 90% 90% 94% 94% 96% 90%

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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