We are delighted to announce that Joseph Chamberlain College has been featured in the Secondary Education edition of The Parliamentary Review.
The Parliamentary Review has several editions, dedicated to various areas of government policy, and aims to raise standards by highlighting best practice. It is co-chaired by Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles. Nine schools and colleges are featured from the Midlands region and we are the only sixth form college this year.
JCC has a three page spread which details our journey to achieving Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding status. In 2012, after a Grade 3 Ofsted inspection, we developed a new strategic plan, Establishing Excellence for Every Student 2013-16. Through this we aimed to transform the College through a complete overhaul of our culture, systems and processes. By 2014, we’d achieved an overall Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ and featured in the Further and Higher Education 2014/15 Parliamentary Review. We then launched our 2016-2019 strategic plan, Raising Aspirations for Successful Futures, and in 2017 finally achieved the coveted ‘Outstanding’ grade – the only college in Birmingham and Solihull currently rated so.
Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, reflected in our recent A Level results which saw our highest ever pass rate for the sixth consecutive year. We are truly proud of our achievements and thrilled to have again been recognised by The Parliamentary Review.
Damian Brant,Vice Principal for Planning, Performance and Development, said,
“To be invited to contribute to the Parliamentary Review for the second time in three years is a real testimony to the incredible work that all staff do in supporting students to achieve the highest possible outcomes. It demonstrates the recognition for excellence that this work has received at a local and national level.”
Congratulations and thank you to all of our staff and students, for your continuous hard work and achievements.