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Warsash Maritime Academy "Outstanding" in OFSTED Inspection

Southampton Solent University’s further education provision at Warsash Maritime Academy has been rated "outstanding" by Ofsted.

In the report, published this week, inspectors rated the effectiveness of the provision overall, the quality of the provision, and outcomes for learners as "outstanding" (Grade 1). Grade 1 was also awarded to the two subject areas of Maritime Studies and Sport.

The inspection report states: "The quality of the provision is very strong, with expert tutors, excellent support for students and exemplary links with relevant employers and regulatory bodies."

The report recognised that "the development of students’ economic and social well-being is exemplary", and that "staff at all levels share an unwavering focus on ensuring that students achieve their goals".

The quality of teaching was said to be good and resources used to support teaching and learning was deemed excellent. Care, guidance and support, as well as leadership and management were also describes as excellent in the Ofsted report.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Jane Longmore, says: “This tremendous result demonstrates how closely our FE provision is aligned with the strategic intentions of the University. Staff and students can be justifiably proud of this external recognition of their hard work, commitment and achievements.”

The full report can be found here.