We are delighted to announce that the South Thames Colleges Group has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted inspectors at a recent inspection in February 2020. This follows a previous Grade 2 awarded in 2016.
The four-day inspection by thirteen Ofsted inspectors was carried out under the new Ofsted inspection framework, which puts a greater focus on students’ personal development and behaviour.
The inspectors were impressed with the quality of education stating: “For most students, studying at the college is hard and rewarding work. Students thrive on the expectations that staff have of them” and “students at all campuses are taught by teachers who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and who teach interesting lessons. As a result, students are captivated by what they learn and motivated to do their best.”
This week South Thames celebrated International Women’s Day. The purpose of the event is to motivate, inspire, connect and celebrate women and young girls. The event focused on raising awareness on social issues we all face day to day, the panel talk and workshops were designed to help unleash potential and help students to open up.
Stephanie Davidson, Employability Co-ordinator, commented: ' The workshop was a big success amongst the students, I have been getting approached by them saying how informative, enjoyable, educational they found it. Watching the students engage with each other, share their stories and experiences was inspiring."
It was very important to get experts from various professional backgrounds such as technology consultants, marketing consultants, doctors, entrepreneur, CEOs, founders, physiologist and many others to talk to the students are share their success stories. The feedback from the students was really positive.
South Thames College were delighted to host Jono Openshaw (Cluster Manager – Clapham) and some of his team at DW Fitness First who spent the morning with learners from Level 3 Year 1 Sport.
During the visit, Jono delivered a talk on careers in the Sport sector, and the key employability skills he looks for from staff. Learners were then put through mock job interviews, to develop their skills, confidence, and understanding of the interview format.