The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has been awarded the Matrix Quality Standard for course and careers advice and support, following a detailed inspection in July (7 – 10 July 2014). Many students and staff were interviewed as part of the process and this week the College is once again celebrating in what has been an astonishing six months of success.
After accomplishing a highly successful Ofsted inspection in March, the College was announced the highest performing in London in April. In May, the College was awarded Investors in People accreditation and in July the College achieved the Matrix Standard, giving teachers, learners and parents complete confidence in the quality of the information, advice and guidance the College provides.
In its Ofsted report, inspectors praised the College for the high expectations teachers have for themselves and students; the very good support it gives; its good teaching, and its outstanding leadership and management.
Ofsted's findings were fully backed up by the Investors in People accreditation, which as the name suggests, encourages high performance through effective management of people.
The IiP report highlighted that "staff across the organisation are extremely dedicated to their work, passionate about the impact they can make on learners and about the pride they have in their course/s and outcomes. The experience of talking to staff was inspiring and uplifting as a consequence."
The Matrix Standard Accreditation puts the finishing touch to these successes; not only is it a challenging Standard to achieve, being a benchmark of the quality of services the College provides, but it is also an important tool for business improvement. Accreditation means that the College regularly reviews and improves the student experience, and that it also encourages the take-up of professionally recognised qualifications and continuous professional development in its staff. The College achieved the standard for the quality of advice and support across all the support services in the College.
Jane O'Neill - the Interim Principal and CEO of the College said: "I am delighted that the care and support we give to each of our students throughout the learner journey has been recognised. The report also praises the shared culture of achievement present throughout the College, with staff working together in partnership to increase learner aspirations and achieve high standards in everything we do.
We are looking forward to welcoming new students to the College in the next few weeks."
- Last Updated: 18 July 2014