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Hugh Baird amongst the best

Hugh Baird College has been rated amongst the best in the North West after receiving an overall ‘Good’ Ofsted grading following its latest inspection from the government’s education watchdog.

The Bootle based college, which offers vocational learning for students from aged 14 upwards, university level courses including full honours degrees and, since merging with South Sefton College in December of last year, A-level courses, scored ‘Good’ gradings in all but one of the nine areas the Ofsted inspection covered.

Ofsted judges reported that many college students ‘gain jobs with companies locally, nationally and internationally’ while learner behaviour and acceptance of others and those from different backgrounds and cultures was also commended in the report.

A major achievement for Hugh Baird College was the uplift of its A-level provision from a ‘Requiring Improvement’ rating given to South Sefton College when they were inspected in 2016 to a ‘Good’ grading, meaning that the college now offers some of the best A-level teaching in the Liverpool City Region at its South Sefton Campus.

Hugh Baird College principal and chief executive Yana Williams said: “We are pleased with the result of our latest Government inspection which demonstrates a significant team effort from all involved at Hugh Baird College, from students, parents, teachers, governors and managers,

“The findings demonstrate the passion and commitment within our college to drive educational standards and opportunities for learners across the Liverpool City Region.

“We believe it also provides a strong indication of our college ethos, which is based on an inclusive and respectful culture.

“The key findings show positive performances across the board, but importantly communicate the high-quality learning environment we create at Hugh Baird College.

“Officials have recognised the dedication and commitment of our tutors, and the strong track-record we have delivering positive outcomes for our learners.”

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