Many local young people are currently preparing for their GCSE and A Level examinations. However, it is not too early to be thinking about what path they might take next. It is important to thoroughly research the many options that are open to them to ensure they make what is the best choice for their future. I am pleased to be able to provide them and their parents with the latest information below about one of our local colleges.
Susan Midgley, Ruislip Residents’ Association Committee Member for Education.
Harrow College and Uxbridge College (HCUC) are celebrating high praise from Ofsted for their educational standards in the first inspection since the merger of the two colleges.
Outstanding judgements were made of five of the eight areas of performance in Ofsted’s recent report including the prized area of Quality of Education with the remaining three areas as Good following their inspection visit in February 2022. This profile provided an overall GOOD grade.
The report found students and apprentices to be “highly motivated to learn and achieve” and that “they thrive in their studies and are inspired by their lessons.” It further noted students receive “excellent support from their teachers and support staff” saying they ” learn exceptionally and make excellent progress” and have ” excellent attitudes to learning.”
The inspection across the west London campuses in Uxbridge, Hayes, Harrow o the Hill and Harrow Weald and also praised opportunities for adult learners such as those on Apprenticeship programmes and “….highly effective sector-based work programmes”.
As well as successes around teaching and learning at HCUC , student support and academic culture were also highlighted. Emotional support offered to vulnerable learners by staff was deemed ” exceptional” leading to significant improvements in learners’ confidence. HCUC was seen to have ” a culture of academic excellence” and “ a rich and high-quality curriculum offer.” “Exceptionally high standards” were also set by leaders and managers for teacher performance which the college kept “consistently high.”
Partnership work at HCUC was also praised, including the work with Brunel University London and other partners to launch and develop the West London Institute of Technology which delivers high quality technical education in STEM areas and is based at the Uxbridge Campus.
The HCUC College Group, which resulted from the 2017 merger of Harrow College and Uxbridge College, has nearly 10,000 young and adult learners.
To read the full report visit: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50182470