Doncaster College celebrates as it maintains
Good Ofsted rating

Following a recent Ofsted inspection, Doncaster College was judged to be ‘good’ across all aspects of the review, reaffirming its ‘good’ status.

Ofsted have paid tribute to staff and students and acknowledge students benefit from lecturers’ extensive knowledge and experience and gain a good understanding about how it relates to the workplace.

Paul Pascoe, Chair of the Corporation, said, “As Chair of the Corporation I am very pleased that we have maintained the ‘Good’ Inspection outcome in the quality and experience for students at Doncaster College and that staff have been seen to increase the chances of students gaining employment through developing good employability skills. This is a great achievement.”

George Trow, Principal and Chief Executive, said, “I am delighted that staff have been recognised for their efforts with regard to our students and that this is now the second full Ofsted Inspection that has shown the College to be ‘Good’, recognising the support that our staff give to students.

“At the same time the College is also in good financial health, which is again a major achievement.

I am proud to be in the position of Principal and Chief Executive of a College which raises the aspirations of students.”

Visit the Ofsted website to view the full Inspection Report (pdf)

Key comments from Ofsted Inspectors

Students and apprentices enjoy their time at college; most are confident, self-assured and hardworking and behave well. College staff set high expectations for students and apprentices. Students and apprentices take pride in their work and show enthusiasm to achieve.

The college provides an inclusive, welcoming and respectful environment. Students feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe online

Staff consistently reinforce high expectations and make frequent and good links to industrial and commercial practices

There is college wide support for successful student progression through effective advice both within curriculum and from wider college services

Overall success rates and completion within planned time have continued to improve … and are well above national rates

Apprentices also progress well within their jobs, developing good skills, taking on extra responsibility, securing promotions, pay rises and permanent status

Students benefit from lecturers’ extensive knowledge and experience and gain a good understanding about how their learning relates to the workplace

Ofsted Gradings

​Overall effectiveness​Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management​Good
​Quality of teaching, learning and assessmentGood​
Personal development, behaviour and welfareGood​
Outcomes for learnersGood​
​16 to 19 study programmesGood​
​Adult learning programmesGood​
Provision for learners with high needsGood​