Aylesbury College has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
The report refers to ‘very effective’ governance and leadership and notes that the college is ‘evolving within a larger learning campus which meets many local needs’.
Departing principal Pauline Odulinski said: “This is testament to the efforts of the team here to continually improve and to create for our students a centre of excellence.”
The report said that ‘the behaviour of students is exemplary; they are well motivated and enjoy their studies. Students benefit from good pastoral and academic support. Students participate in a good variety of cross-college enrichment activities and many subject areas provide their own additional activities to enhance learning. The college successfully helps students to improve their personal, social and employability skills.’
Aylesbury MP David Lidington said: “I am delighted that Aylesbury College has-been awarded a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted. This is recognition of the hard work of all the staff at the College and in particular of outgoing Principal Pauline Odulinski.”
The report also said that ‘teaching, learning and assessment are good and have been a contributing factor to the improvement in retention and achievement at the college.
It also noted there is ‘a strong culture of mutual respect which is demonstrated across the college and that “the modern and well-designed accommodation supports the creation of a good learning environment’.
Vice principal Karen Mitchell, who will take over from Mrs Odulinski for the new academic year, added: “We are really pleased that the report makes reference to the quality of our teaching and assessment as ‘good or better’ in most instances.
“It states that the team here has worked successfully to improve the quality of teaching and learning which has ensured that a large majority of lessons are well planned to meet the needs of all students.”