Colleges delighted with ‘good’ rating

TyneMet College.
TyneMet College.

Staff and students are celebrating after impressing inspectors following a recent visit.

TyneMet College and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College achieved a rating of ‘good’ from Ofsted for all four key areas – overall effectiveness; outcomes for learners; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; and effectiveness of leadership and management.

Inspectors were impressed with the increase in students’ success rates, TyneMet’s drive to improve the quality of teaching, the range of partnerships forged by the college, and it’s continuing journey towards ‘outstanding’.

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College was also highlighted as a significant area of success.

Principal and chief executive Jon Vincent said: “This report is a fitting end to a year of awards and accolades.

“Among an array of very positive comments in the report, we were particularly delighted the inspectors recognised the high quality of guidance and support provided to our students.”

Chair of governors Bill Midgley OBE, added: “In awarding this grade, Ofsted are confirming that not only are TyneMet students performing exceptionally well, but that our teachers and staff are delivering excellent learning and support that propels our students in their careers, into jobs or onto higher education courses such as degrees.

“We want to give Tyneside’s people and employers access to an exceptional college experience, improving the aspirations, better skills provision, opportunities and economic prospects for all.”

To read the full Ofsted report visit