West Notts College determined to regain top status after Ofsted slip

NMAC11-1167-3''Mansfield, West Notts College, Derby Road.
NMAC11-1167-3''Mansfield, West Notts College, Derby Road.

A MANSFIELD college has slipped from ‘outstanding’ to ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted report but has vowed to improve and regain top status.

Government inspectors have said West Notts College has many outstanding features but needs to improve some aspects of its teaching and learning.

They found the quality of teaching varied across subject areas, with hair and beauty provision in particular, needing to rapidly improve.

Inspector Bev Barlow said the college needs to ‘rapidly improve the quality of college-based hairdressing and beauty therapy provision by ensuring staff maintain the salons to a professional standard and the quality of lessons improve’.

Principal and chief executive Asha Khemka said: “‘Good’ isn’t good enough for us.

“We are pleased inspectors highlighted many strengths and examples of outstanding practice. The challenge is to build on these strengths and make the improvements necessary to regain our outstanding status.”

Visit the official Ofsted website for the full West Notts report.