An Ofsted inspection is a tricky affair. Anyone who has been part of one will know how in-depth and stressful they can be as there is much at stake. This is why it is fantastic news that Cornwall’s Adult Education Service has been recently judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The previous inspection of this service had it judged as ‘Requires Improvement’
This Good judgement by Ofsted is fantastic news for the service, as it shows the hard work by the staff, tutors and students has paid off. Those involved in the Adult Education Service should be very proud of this Ofsted inspection. In fact, the report is that good, I get the feeling the service only just narrowly missed out on an Outstanding judgement. However, this good judgement gives the service a firm foundation to build from.
As the Portfolio Holder which this service (now) comes under, I was recently able to celebrate this success with staff, students, governors, the previous portfolio holder and tutors at the Adult Education Centre in Helston. This event was also a great opportunity to meet those students who are undertaking courses and those tutors who have such a passion for the service. Of course a great service needs dedicated admin staff, and it was great to be able to talk and thank them too.
A great result for a great service. For anyone interested in a course offer by the Education Service, please click on this LINK