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News > Ofsted Care 2018 - OUTSTANDING

The latest Ofsted Inspection at New College Worcester (NCW) has resulted in a report of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas for residential care at the college.

Whilst visiting, the Inspectors held meetings with the Principal, senior care and teaching staff, governors and students and spoke to parents. They spent two evenings in the residential accommodation and joined boarders for three meals in different parts of the College.

Staff and students celebrate the news

Some of the highlights from the report were: The welfare of young people is always the staff team’s top priority; young people experience excellent care that enables them to flourish socially, educationally and physically; young people feel safe, protected and valued by staff that they trust and respect; and young people learn essential independence skills and feel more equipped for the future.

Head of Care, Karol Keenan, is delighted with the outcome of the Inspection. “I am absolutely thrilled at the outcome. We all pride ourselves on giving the children the very best residential experience that we possibly can. It is our priority to keep them safe and well, but also to ensure they have the opportunity to do activities they might not have access to and have some fun! Parents place their trust in us to look after their children, some of whom have had very difficult experiences at school before coming here, so it is fantastic to have the recognition that their trust is being repaid with outstanding care, that their children are safe and happy and that they thriving both personally and academically.”

Principal Nicki Ross paid testament to the students themselves: “Students arrive here with different life experiences and situations and it is their determination, optimism and vibrant personalities that make NCW the incredible place that it is”.

The report includes quotes from the students. One student told the inspector, ‘‘I have learnt so much from being here. One of the main things is becoming more independent, and I am really looking forward to the future now. I have so many opportunities ahead.”

The school is due an educational Ofsted inspection later this year.