College celebrates top marks
LEAGUE TABLE SHOWS RESULTS SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE THE AVERAGE
Sunderland College bosses are celebrating after it was given top marks in a new league table.
The FE Week league table used official government data to rank more than 200 colleges, taking into account learner and employer satisfaction rates as well as positive progression for 16 to 18-year-olds and adult student employment rates.
The college achieving results significantly above the average across all areas.
It attained nine points out of ten for learner and employer satisfaction, and secured an overall score of 33, only two points less than the highest ranking college in the league table.
Principal and chief executive Ellen Thinnesen said the results were a result of the college’s ‘outstanding’ approach to education and employer support.
“Our focus is always on the individual, whether that is a 16-year-old student who is beginning their further education journey, an adult who is returning to education to upskill or retrain, or a business which we are supporting,” she said.
“No matter what their needs, we offer them the highest level of specialist teaching and training, and that plays a crucial role in opening up future employment and education opportunities, as well as strengthening the North East economy.
“We’re absolutely delighted with the results of this league table, which reflects the hard work and passion of the entire college – our staff, students and governors – and the exceptional relationships we have with our partner organisations and the employers we work with.”
Sunderland College and, inset, principal and chief executive Ellen Thinnesen.