Good stuff as Torpoint is praised for improvement
STAFF and pupils at Torpoint Community College are celebrating after the school was ranked "good" in its latest Ofsted report.
Inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education gave staff just half a day's notice before visiting in November last year.
The college was previously ranked as "satisfactory" but measures introduced to improve standards have worked.
Andrea Hazeldine, head teacher at the college, said she, the staff and the governors were delighted with the report.
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"We all want to make the college a community that students can be proud of, where they are inspired to achieve great things and face the future with optimism," she said.
The college is now looking forward and hopes to continue improving.
"We will never be complacent and work is already under way so that we secure further improvements for students," Mrs Hazeldine said.
Since the previous inspection new staff members have been appointed and the report praised the school for improving the standard of leadership.
It states: "The school has improved since the last inspection because the head teacher, senior leaders and governors have concentrated on improving teaching and raising students' achievements. Weaknesses have been tackled successfully.
"The quality of leadership at all levels has been strengthened, with a focus on improving outcomes for students."
The behaviour of pupils was praised by the inspectors: "Behaviour has improved and is now good. Students have positive attitudes to learning and feel safe in school."
During their visit the inspectors analysed the employability of pupils after leaving the school. They determined that the school has a good record for the level of students entering employment.
The inspectors said: "The percentage of students leaving school and entering employment, education or training is well above the national average."
The college's governing body is currently looking for new members. Anyone who would like to find out more is asked to contact Lynn Trotter on 01752 812511.