FCC delighted to remain ‘Good’ in recent OFSTED inspection

Faringdon Learning Trust is delighted that the recent Ofsted inspection for Faringdon Community College confirms that it remains a ‘good’ school.

Faringdon Community College has been judged ‘good’ in every category. This is particularly pleasing and reflects how brilliant FCC students and staff are.

Key elements from the report to celebrate are:

• Pupils in all year groups, including sixth form, enjoy their lessons and are well supported by staff.
• Pupils are excited for their future and willingly participate in extra-curricular activities.
• Pupils appreciate the lessons they have about positive relationships and staying safe. This means that pupils have a well-developed sense of fairness and of being part of a community.
• The school’s ambitious curriculum prepares pupils well for the next stage of their education, training or employment.
• Staff use their strong subject expertise to teach knowledge at the right time and then check pupils’ learning.
• The school makes sure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive support inlessons.
• The importance of reading is prioritised.
• The school’s sixth form is vibrant, and students enjoy their studies.
• Most pupils behave well and are polite and welcoming. They have positive relationships with their teachers and the vast majority are respectful to one another.
• Pupils value the personal development opportunities offered, including the effective careers programme.

Richard Evans, Chief Executive for Faringdon Learning trust said:

“Faringdon Learning Trust are delighted with this Ofsted report and the confirmation that FCC is still a good school. The inspection was very thorough with five inspectors over two days looking at all aspects of school life. The report provides lots to celebrate as well as clear next steps for improvement. Well done to the team at FCC”.

Headteacher Phil Bevan said: “We are very proud of what the school has already achieved and look forward to a continued bright future, extending our valued partnership with parents in developing the school further”.

Read the full OFSTED report here.




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