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Teaching and learning continue to be ‘highly effective’

19th June 2019 – Tags: Ofsted, Paston College

A monitoring visit by Ofsted has found that teaching, learning and assessment ‘continue to be highly effective’ following the merger which brought together Paston College and City College Norwich.

The purpose of the monitoring visit, on 9-10 May 2019, was to investigate the progress leaders and managers have made in establishing shared systems, and in maintaining or improving the previously high standard of education on offer.

The report says that ‘significant progress’ has been made in relation to:

  • Establishing a shared vision, mission and values, and in creating a culture of high expectations;
  • Maintaining and developing a curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of the communities it serves, and effectively implementing the curriculum;
  • Combining the good quality assurance arrangements of the precursor colleges into a coherent and effective model for the new college to ensure that the previous good standards of teaching are maintained.

In addition, the report says ‘reasonable progress’ has been made in ensuring that all learners and apprentices are helped to develop their knowledge and understanding of living and working in modern Britain.

Commenting on the report, Corrienne Peasgood, Principal, City College Norwich, said :

Our teaching and support staff deserve a huge amount of credit for the hard work and commitment they have shown to making this merger work for our students, for employers, and for the community we serve. 


This report confirms the significant progress that has been made in a little over 18 months, from integrating staff and systems, to introducing new courses, whilst maintaining high standards of teaching and learning for our students.

You can read the latest Ofsted monitoring visit report here

Both City College Norwich and Paston College were rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in their last full inspections.