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Newham College was awarded Good by Ofsted at its last inspection.

The College was awarded Good by Ofsted at its last inspection in 2016. The inspectors found that the College has an aspirational shared culture whereby the large majority of learners achieve well and make good progress. The College was praised for its offer of work experience for all 16-18 year olds and its safeguarding procedures that keep learners safe. Learners learn from and contribute to the very diverse cultural experiences and values they experience at the College.

Summary of key findings

  • Leaders, governors and managers have secured an aspirational shared culture that underpins the many improvements that have been made since the previous inspection
  • The large majority of learners achieve well and make good progress
  • The introduction of work experience on study programmes has been very effective so that all learners undertake vocationally linked external work experience and enrichment activities; around two-thirds of learners with high needs benefit from the same arrangements
  • Apprentices develop skills and knowledge that support their employers to grow their businesses
  • Learners who enrol on English courses for speakers of other languages develop skills that help them to integrate quickly and boost their employability
  • Leaders have introduced very effective arrangements to ensure that learners recognise potential safeguarding risks such as those linked to radicalisation and extremism. As a result, learners know how to keep themselves and their peers safe
  • Learners are highly respectful of one another. They learn from and contribute to the very diverse cultural experiences and values they experience in college

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Read more in our most recent Ofsted report.

Ofsted: full report