OFSTED

WVTC is ‘Good’

In its recent Ofsted inspection, Wolverhampton Vocational Training Centre was judged to be a ‘Good’ school.

Key Findings
Overall Effectiveness Good
Achievement of pupils Good
Quality of Teaching Good
Behaviour and safety of pupils Good
Leadership and management Good

Summary of Key Findings for Parents and Pupils

  • The school is well led and managed. Senior leaders have developed an ambitious culture that allows students and staff to thrive.
  • There is a constant drive for improvement linked to a clear shared purpose. Leaders want every student to move on to employment.
  • Students are well prepared for the next stage of their lives. As a result, most move on to employment, supported employment, training or college courses.
  • Personal development is promoted well. Students are polite and welcoming but some find it difficult to apply their social skills in unfamiliar surroundings.
  • Safeguarding procedures are robust. This aspect of the school’s work is very well led.
  • There are some very high-quality elements of teaching in the school. When teaching is most effective, time is used well and staff deliver relevant and interesting activities that move learning on at an appropriate pace.
  • The curriculum develops employability skills well and helps students to make good progress in a range of subjects, including English and mathematics. Leaders have plans to extend the range and level of qualifications that students can access.
  • Students behave well in lessons and around the school. There is a calm and orderly environment.
  • High-quality, impartial careers advice and guidance help students to make informed choices when they leave the school.

Performance Tables

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