We are pleased to announce that our national education partner, League Football Education (LFE), have been graded OUTSTANDING in ALL areas by Ofsted.
Blackpool FC Sports College are contracted by LFE for BTEC Sport and are required to meet their high expectations in teaching, learning and development. As part of the LFE overall inspection, an inspector attended Blackpool FC Sports college at Bloomfield Road Stadium, observing lesson delivery, and meeting with staff to discuss the curriculum intent, and the management team about the overall vision and impact of the college.
Inspectors spoke with learners about their experiences and opportunities whilst at college, gaining an insight into ‘the life of a learner’.
It was highlighted in the report that “learners and apprentices receive high quality specialised careers advice and guidance,” which inspectors said, “prepares them extremely well for their futures” allowing them to “make informed decisions about their next steps.”
In the report, it states that learners and apprentices “consistently demonstrate extremely positive attitudes towards their learning,” adding “they are highly enthusiastic and motivated to achieve” in what was described as a “calm and focused environment for learning.”
Caroline Hawes, Blackpool FC Sports College Manager said,
“This was a great opportunity to showcase the work that we do every day. Our curriculum, supported by the LFE, is designed to provide our learners with the knowledge and skills to be confident in their chosen education and career pathways. We enrich the curriculum through embedding work experience into the programme alongside our player and coaching pathways.”
Opportunities to gain work experience through Blackpool FC Community Trust’s wide range of sports and community roles are exclusive to our learners. At Blackpool FC Sports College we want our education programmes to create our future workforce. Our learners thrive in the smaller college environment benefitting from smaller class sizes, additional support from tutors and being in and around a thriving, successful sport and community organisation.
For more information about the inspection please visit the LFE Website here