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WAES rated Good by Ofsted

WAES was inspected from 21 to 24 June 2022, and was rated Good, with Behaviour and Attitudes rated Outstanding – we are good, our learners are outstanding.

Despite the covid challenges WAES has strived to remain consistent as a learning provider. Both teachers and members of staff made it priority to aid students in their learning or answer any queries promptly. Waes continues to improve their learning strategy considering the order they teach to meet the needs of each individual.

The Outstanding behaviour and attitudes of students has been shown through the understanding of their course.

You can view the WAES inspection report here.


  • Learners enjoy their learning and teachers make them feel part of the community.
  • Learners are motivated to learn, attending centres that are resourced well and respecting each other.
  • Teachers have high expectations of attendance and punctuality so learners attend well.
  • Teachers provide helpful digital skills to support learners, parents and carers.
  • Centres are safe places to study so learners feel safe and know how to report concerns.
  • The curriculum reflects local and regional priorities.
  • Most teachers plan their subjects effectively and carefully consider the order in which they teach.
  • Teachers give good feedback on learners’ work which helps them improve its standard.
  • Most teachers check learning effectively.
  • Apprentices develop the behaviour they need in their careers and achieve before moving onto employment.
  • There is a wide range of additional activities to support learning and good careers advice and guidance.
  • Learners develop a good understanding of British values.
  • There is good CPD for teachers to help them improve their practice.
  • Governors have effective oversight of the provision and safeguarding is effective.