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High school praised for its vocational learning

Students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School engaged in vocational learning.

Students from Bedlingtonshire Community High School engaged in vocational learning.

Students and staff at a Bedlington school have been praised for their alternate ways of learning.

A recent inspection by Ofsted officials at Bedlingtonshire Community High School resulted in praise for the range of vocational courses available for students.

And they were also impressed with the ‘tailored packages which suit the student’s needs’.

The inspector spent time speaking to staff, students and visiting students who attended courses at local colleges and off-site providers.

Assistant headteacher Will Close-Ash, who heads up the vocational programme, said: “We have a range of students engaged in more vocational subjects because they have a desire to work in industry or in a more practical setting when they leave school.

“We work hard to make sure that these students gain as much practical experience as possible.”

Headteacher Stephen Griffiths was delighted with the report.

He said: “It’s always great to get positive feedback from Ofsted, but we were delighted with this report.

“Alternative provision is a small part of what we offer our students here at Bedlingtonshire Community High School.

“The report highlights just how much hard work goes into making sure that all of our students are happy and successful.”

Inspectors also praised the link between the school and local authority, saying it was ‘rigorous and thorough’.

 

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