Gateshead College


Name Gateshead College
Website http://www.gateshead.ac.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 08 June 2015
Address BALTIC CAMPUS, QUARRYFIELD ROAD, GATESHEAD, TYNE AND WEAR, NE8 3BE
Phone Number 01914900300
Type General Further Education and Tertiary
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Local Authority Gateshead
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is outstanding because: success rates have improved significantly over the last three years and are excellent learners develop first-rate personal, social and employability skills, leading to very high rates of progression to further study, employment and/or training learners benefit from very high levels of motivation, care and support from all staff, ensuring high rates of retention and progress managers have significantly improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, which is now outstanding staff use highly successful assessment strategies to ensure the great majority of learners and apprentices know what they have to do to improve teachers, tutors and assessors have embedded English and mathematics skilfully across college-based and work-based provision learners receive excellent careers advice and guidance which makes sure they are assiduously prepared for their progression the college environment is highly inclusive, providing a supportive and challenging learning environment for learners a dynamic and inspirational Principal, ably supported by a highly skilled senior team and governors, has successfully developed and delivered a clear and ambitious vision for learners leading to significant improvements in provision college staff are extremely committed to continuously improving provision for all learners governance is excellent, providing extremely rigorous scrutiny, challenge and support outstanding partnerships with employers, businesses and other training providers, as well as extensive links with the Local Enterprise Partnership, the Confederation of British Industry and the Chamber of Commerce have ensured the curriculum is highly relevant to learners, employers, the local area and regional priorities the college’s approach to safeguarding all learners and staff is outstanding.