Ofsted came to give CONEL a full inspection in March 2014 - they judged us to be "Good" with "Outstanding" leadership and management. These are some of the comments they made:
Teaching, learning and assessment have improved significantly since the last inspection and are now good.
The proportion of learners who successfully complete their courses has risen significantly and is now high on many courses.
Support and guidance are very effective and make a strong contribution to the improvements in learners' success, both in gaining their qualifications and moving on to further study and employment.
The college provides a very welcoming, friendly and lively environment in which learners from a wide range of diverse backgrounds enjoy their learning and their social interactions.
Learners are confident and articulate, and clearly the vast majority of them enjoy their time at college and make good or very good progress in their lessons. They are well behaved and staff and learners have successfully created an environment where respect for each other is expected
Lessons are often characterised by learners working together, listening to each other and engaging in lively discussions and debates to develop their skills
Teachers have high expectations of themselves and their learners. In most lessons, teachers' planning and enthusiasm ensure that learners develop knowledge and skills that prepare them well for work or further study.
Most teachers use technology very well to teach lively and interesting lessons.
Good use of work experience and enrichment activities as part of their study programmes helps learners to gain additional qualifications and develop their personal and vocational skills.
The involvement of employers, apprentices and assessors in designing individually relevant training and assessments is exceptional. This approach helps most apprentices to complete their studies on time, and prepares them very well for their chosen careers.
Members of staff throughout the college promote a strongly inclusive atmosphere in which diversity is respected by everyone. The staff profile reflects the wide range of cultures and ethnicities within its community.
Teachers create a safe environment enabling learners to grow in confidence within a culture of mutual respect... Discrimination, bullying and harassment are not tolerated.
Still not convinced? Look at our results – for two years running we have been London's top FE College for student success rates and have the best pass rates on A Level equivalent courses.
That's why hundreds of our students each year go on to university or an apprenticeship or into a good job.
Come and have a look - contact the college and arrange to come in and see what we offer at Tottenham or at Enfield.
Visit the links below for more information:
- Full Ofsted Inspection Report, published April 2014
- Londons Number One Performing College
- It's Official - Our Fantastic Ofsted Result
- College's Initial Teacher Education Course receives 'Outstanding' at Ofsted
- Last Updated: 25 May 2017