New City College

Name New City College
Ofsted Inspections
Address Poplar High Street, Poplar, London, E14 0AF
Phone Number 02075107510
Type Further Education
Age Range 14-99
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is good because: The college makes a very significant difference to people’s lives, the vast majority of whom come from very diverse and challenging backgrounds..Success rates have improved considerably and are now high for the large cohort of adult learners throughout the college and for young people on A-level courses.

.The college has a very strong focus on developing learners’ employability skills through a range of successful and, in many cases, innovative initiatives..

The provision is outstanding for learners on college-based business courses..Enthusiastic and skilled teachers have the confidence to plan and teach lessons thoughtfully and imaginatively, enabling learners to be successful.

.Learners appreciate the good support they receive, particularly those who have additional learning needs..

Courses are closely linked to the needs of the local community and have a clear emphasis on learners’ progression to further and higher education and into employment..Strong leadership and management have effected a very positive culture change in expectations throughout the college, which has raised standards successfully.

.Too many learners on A-level courses do not make the progress they are capable of, particularly in the second year of their studies where the proportion achieving high grades is low. Too many teachers miss naturally occurring opportunities in lessons to develop learners’ English and mathematics and to enhance their understanding of equality and diversity.

The quality of workplace learning requires improvement. Not enough learners complete their training on time. Not all managers are adept enough at developing a sufficiently self-critical approach to target-setting for staff and to their observations of teaching and learning in order to bring about sustained improvements in the quality of lessons and in learners’ outcomes.

This is not yet an outstanding provider because: