We are delighted to share the results of our recent Ofsted Inspection with the quality of teaching and our Sixth Form receiving ‘outstanding’ judgements.
This is the College’s first full inspection since becoming an academy back in 2012 and comes after what has been a difficult couple of years for all schools and colleges with the challenges of the COVID pandemic.
Mrs Rachel Waugh, who has been the Principal at Painsley since 2018 said, “I would like to thank the staff for the part they played in the inspection, but more importantly the part they play in our College family on a daily basis. As reflected in the ‘Outstanding’ grades, Painsley provides an exceptional educational experience, which would not be possible without the dedication of our wonderful staff.”
The report praises Painsley for its pastoral care and personal development of students, as well as the great academic progress all students make.
“Pupils enjoy a wide variety of enrichment opportunities. They take on leadership responsibilities and they serve the local community. Many pupils play in musical ensembles and take part in regular school shows.”
Inspectors also recognised that careers advice and guidance at the College is of particularly high quality. Governance and leadership was praised and the report recognised that overall parent feedback was very positive.
Mrs Waugh continued, “At this point in time of the post-pandemic era, achieving ‘Outstanding’ in all areas of a full inspection would have been challenging. However, we will work hard to respond to the overall ‘Good’ rating, and strive towards achieving ‘Outstanding’ in all areas as we move forwards.”