Innovative teaching techniques used by Redbridge College gains glowing Ofsted report

PUBLISHED: 16:05 09 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 09 February 2016

Redbridge College students praised along with staff for achieving a good Ofsted report

Redbridge College students praised along with staff for achieving a good Ofsted report


Redbridge College staff are delighted following a glowing Ofsted report that rated key areas of teaching and leadership as “good”.

Published at the end of January, the report followed a four-day inspection that took place in December 2015 and praised staff for using “new and innovative” techniques to improve learning.

Principal Gerry McDonald included students at the site in Barley Lane, Chadwell Heath in his praise for the positive report.

“Both staff and students work incredibly hard, and our new ‘good’ rating reflects that.

“I’m proud of this accomplishment as it’s well deserved by the college, and we look forward to building on this success,” he said.

The report found that the college’s learning companies – catering, graphic design, performing arts – played a key role in developing student’s skills for employment.

In one of the college’s largest provisions - apprenticeships - Ofsted reported that apprentices made good progress, finishing their qualifications on time while developing technical and employability skills.

College CEO Paul Gallagher said the governors were pleased so many of the college’s strengths were highlighted and committed to continue the rise in standards.

The full Ofsted report is available at and more information about the college can be found at

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