EMBS Community College Graded Good by Ofsted

Added: Jul 24, 2023

Ofsted carried out a short inspection of EMBS Community College in June 2023 and found that EMBS continues to be a good provider.

We would like to thank all of our staff for the dedication, passion, and care that they show to all of our learners, for their quality of work, how well they support one another, and for their resilience and passion, that they show on a day to day basis.

Our Ofsted report included the following observations:

‘Learners are motivated by the high aspirations that leaders and staff promote for them, including the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They appreciate the passionate and skilled staff, who help.’

‘Learners enjoy their learning, which they have not been able to do previously, and almost all achieve their goals.

‘Learners value the inclusive and supportive environment at the college. Leaders provide a carefully considered space, which engages learners and helps them to feel comfortable’.

‘Learners benefit from highly effective support to enable them to develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours appropriately and prepare for the world of work.

‘Learners value the positive relationships they develop with staff, which makes them feel safe. They know they can share concerns with staff and trust that they will take swift and appropriate action to find resolutions’.

‘Teaching staff and youth workers are experts in their fields. Teaching staff use their knowledge successfully to explain topics clearly, break down tasks into simple steps and provide individual support where required.

‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Leaders have ensured that the designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) are suitably trained and experienced to ensure that learners are safe. The DSLs record, monitor and manage safeguarding incidents well and work closely with other professionals until a resolution is found’.

We would like to thank all of our learners, staff and partners for their support, assistance and help.


«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »


«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»


«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»