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Ofsted give Nova OUTSTANDING grades

26th May 2010

We are pleased to announce that during April we received a full inspection visit from Ofsted.  Ofsted have graded our leadership and management, capacity to improve and safeguarding arrangements as outstanding.  In total 45% of our grades were outstanding, they include;

  • How safe learners feel
  • Learners being able to make informed choices about their health and well being
  • How effectively the provision meets the needs and interests of users
  • How well our partnerships with schools, employers, community groups and others lead to benefits for learners
  • How effectively our leaders and managers raise expectations and promote ambition throughout the organisation
  • How effectively we promote the safeguarding of learners
  • How effectively we engage with users to support and promote improvement
  • How efficiently and effectively we use our available resources to secure value for money

All of our other grades were awarded as grade 2 - good.

Some comments to note from our Inspection report include;

  • Learners feel extremely safe.
  • Support for learners on pastoral matters is outstanding.
  • The range of programmes is excellent.
  • Young learners aged 14-16 become highly interested in trades.
  • Apprentices achieve high levels of qualifications.
  • Most learners progress into education, employment and training.
  • Managers set high standards and encourage all learners to achieve them.
  • Learners are fully engaged in productive activities to improve their skills and chances of gaining employment.
  • Nova is outstanding at engagement of learners and partners.
  • Safeguarding arrangements are excellent and exceed government requirements.
  • Excellent quality teaching, training and assessment.
  • Superb and supportive tutors.
  • Fantastic experience for learners.
  • Consistently good record of achievement for learners.
  • Nova makes a significant difference to the lives of many young people who are at a distinct risk of disengaging from society.

To view our learner report click here

To view our full report click here