Successful Ofsted report for FE provision at University's Brackenhurst Campus

Staff at Nottingham Trent University's School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences are celebrating following a successful Ofsted inspection of its further education provision.

Staff at Nottingham Trent University's School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences are celebrating following a successful Ofsted inspection of its further education provision.

The School, in addition to its extensive HE portfolio, is a key regional provider for college level courses in agriculture, animal and equine sciences, horticulture and countryside management.

Inspectors have assessed the School – based at the University's Brackenhurst Campus – as a 'good' provider following their visit in March.

The report states that leaders and managers had improved overall effectiveness of provision and introduced a highly effective range of strategies to raise the standard of teaching, learning and assessment.

Outcomes for students and success rates have risen over the last few years and their behaviour and attitude to work was particularly good, it said.

The high standard of accommodation and resources and the benefits to students of living and working in a higher education environment contributed significantly to the 'good' grading.

We are delighted that the inspectors have recognised all the efforts of our dedicated staff and the progress we have made.

Pamela Ellis, Head of FE at NTU's School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

Strategies which promote and raise students' awareness of employability skills – and provide them with the insight and industry knowledge they require to gain good quality employment – are outstanding, the report states.

Pamela Ellis, Head of Further Education at the University's School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, said: "We are delighted that the inspectors have recognised all the efforts of our dedicated staff and the progress we have made.

"We have worked incredibly hard to check performance against targets, monitor the impact of teaching and learning on students' progress, and ensure we are effective at implementing strategies for change and raising standards.

Professor Eunice Simmons, the Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, added: "The inspectors commented very positively on the University's focus on high quality education to support an individual's aspirations, particularly towards employment and they saw ample evidence of our FE students benefiting from this."

Successful Ofsted report for FE provision at University's Brackenhurst Campus

Published on 29 April 2014
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