Audit, Inspection & Accreditation

The college is registered as an independent school with the Department for Education (DFE) and is subject to regular inspection by OFSTED (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills).

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In September 2014, MPW Birmingham were judged as Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. The following conclusions are reprinted from the report:

Overall effectiveness

Outstanding

1

Achievement of pupils Outstanding 1
Quality of teaching Outstanding 1
Behaviour and safety of pupils Outstanding 1
Leadership and management Outstanding 1

Achievement at the college goes well beyond just academic excellence. Students are nurtured and developed exceptionally well. Questioning deepens students’ understanding and ensures high levels of challenge, so that learning is moved on quickly. Teaching encourages genuine dialogue, debate, and critical thinking. It develops high levels of independence, tolerance and respect, together with excellent levels of literacy and numeracy. As a result, students develop into highly confident and articulate individuals who have a first-rate understanding of the rule of law, democracy and life in modern day Britain.

Teachers form exceptionally strong relationships with students. Excellent care and guidance results in the vast majority of students continuing to higher education, including to the country’s most prestigious universities. Teachers have very strong subject and examination knowledge. They are incredibly enthusiastic about the subjects they teach, which enthuses students to have consistently positive attitudes to their learning. Personal tutors work exceptionally well with subject teachers to ensure students’ needs are closely met through meaningful dialogues and by facilitating additional support. This results in students’ misconceptions being addressed quickly and them making consistently high levels of progress over time.

The behaviour of students is outstanding. Highly successful strategies to engage students at the college result in exemplary attitudes to learning. The highly qualified college governance supports and challenges the Principal and senior leaders well. They have detailed knowledge of the college, its strengths and areas of development. They ensure that all leaders and staff are held to account through well-planned performance management systems. Leaders at all levels have very high expectations of staff and students. They work extremely hard to ensure that all students receive a highly personalised curriculum. College leaders’ work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding.

Download the full Inspection Report ISI Inspection Report November 2013