Schools in Hampshire: St Vincent College receives good Ofsted following recent inspection

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A college in Gosport has been described as a 'calm' and 'happy' environment in its latest inspection.

The report said: "Many are ambitious about their learning and progress. For example, students with high needs strive for golden referrals and all students for the prestige of being ‘student of the week’. Students value the support of staff to be the best they can be.

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"Most students fulfil the high expectations that staff set for them. They benefit from effective support, encouragement and structure. Students facing challenges are helped by dedicated staff to get back on track with their learning."

The inspection also found that students have the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities including e-sports competitions, forensic psychology and book club. As a result, students form a good understanding of how to stay safe mentally, physically and in online situations.

Students feel safe and teachers do not tolerate bullying - as a result, students have confidence that teachers will act quickly if they have any concerns.

Principal Andy Grant said: "I’m delighted for the staff that their commitment to providing excellent teaching and sharing their passion for their subjects has been recognised.

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"I’m particularly pleased with the praise for our brilliant support for students with higher needs and our hard work with helping our students identifying their career goals and equipping them with the right tools to achieve them.”

Within the report it says that there are areas for improvement to get the college an outstanding rating. The report said that staff should 'ensure the tutorial programme is relevant to the needs of all students' and they should 'continue to further improve students’ attendance across all areas of the college’s provision.'

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