Westfield House passes SIS Inspection

The School Inspection Service (SIS) recently conducted an in-depth, two day assessment of Westfield House, concluding that we “meet all required standards”.

The SIS summary evaluation states,

“The college meets its aims well as they relate to the School Inspection Service College Standards. All the requirements relevant to the UKVI are met. It provides a well-planned range of courses which are accredited appropriately and offered at a suitable level. Teaching is of a high quality and students highly motivated. Assessment is well established and effective, but some students would like more opportunity for one-to-one discussions with tutors to identify more precisely areas of strength and areas for development in their work. Students have a strong commitment to their church’s moral teachings and to Christian ideals. Satisfactory provision is made to support the health and safety of staff and students and there is a appropriate level of fire safety. Checks with respect to staff appointments are carried out and recorded rigorously. The leadership and management of the college work together effectively to ensure the quality of academic provision.”

The full report can be downloaded from the SIS website.

On their website, SIS is described as “an approved educational oversight body authorised by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) section of the Home Office to inspect privately funded further education colleges in England, with a Steiner, Montessori or Eurythmy basis or background, or with a clear religious purpose. Inspection by SIS is designed to assess the college’s compliance with the SIS College Standards. The Standards cover the quality of education and welfare provided to all students, including those from overseas who are sponsored by the college for Tier 4 visas, and, where applicable, those under eighteen and vulnerable adults. Inspection provides objective and reliable reports on the extent to which colleges meet the Standards. By placing reports in the public domain, the information they contain is available to students, the UKVI, and the wider community.”

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