In March 2020, Ofsted graded UTC Sheffield City Centre ‘good’.
Ofsted praised the City Centre UTC for establishing a business-like culture and technical curriculum closely aligned to the needs of employers and universities. You can read the full report here: http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/139695
Key points from the report:
- Leaders’ ambition for pupils who attend the school is high.
- Leaders have put in place a well-thought-through curriculum.
- Built around the school’s specialist subjects, the curriculum allows pupils to study a broad range of subjects.
- In the sixth form, the curriculum is also built around the specialisms.
- It provides opportunities to study a wider range of subjects, such as fine art and English language.
- The quality of teaching is strong.
- Teachers know their subjects well. They teach with confidence and authority.
- The standard of behaviour is good.
- Leaders have created an environment where pupils are taught from the very start that the school is a workplace and that workplace standards are expected.
- Respectful relationships between staff and pupils support this expectation.
- Students in the sixth form are impressive role models for the younger pupils.
- There is a very good curriculum for pupils’ personal development.
- Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported by the help they receive from teachers
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