Accolade for Macclesfield College

Macclesfield College has been confirmed as the overall best- performing Further Education institution within the Cheshire and Warrington sub-region.

The College, rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in November 2017, has been on a path to improvement following the appointment of Principal and Chief Executive, Rachel Kay.

The latest National Achievement Rate Tables, represent a high-water mark for Macclesfield College which is seeking to achieve its goal of ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects.

Taken right across the Cheshire and Warrington sub-region, Macclesfield College has been confirmed as the best-performing FE institution for ‘overall education and training’ across all age groups, as well as being the clear regional leader in the 16-to-18 category. Moreover, compared with all general and further education colleges in the wider Greater Manchester area, Macclesfield lies second overall for all ages and all levels in the education and training sector.

With regard to ‘timely education and training’, Macclesfield College is rated as the region’s number one provider across all age groups, including the key 16-to-18 and 19+ categories.

According to the previous set of National Achievement Rate Tables, Macclesfield College and its dedicated employer-responsive arm, Maxim Business Training, was the top- performing college in the Cheshire and Warrington sub-region for apprenticeship timely completions. Following the release of this latest set of official government statistics, Macclesfield College again lead the way for timely apprenticeships across all age groups, including the key 24+ category.

The College is committed to additional growth in apprenticeships, via its own ‘Macclesfield Manifesto’, a recruitment drive designed to develop and train the region’s next generation of skilled workers.

Officially launched in November 2018 and endorsed by local MP David Rutley, the ‘Macclesfield Manifesto’ builds on the College’s existing good practice in this vital area. It was developed with the intent of engaging with the region’s young learners, addressing local company skills gaps and training people with the specific skills businesses need and demand, in order to maintain and enhance their success in an increasingly competitive economic and commercial environment.

Principal and Chief Executive, Rachel Kay said: “The newly-published DfE National Achievement Rate Tables make for particularly satisfying reading for everyone connected with Macclesfield College. We take our responsibilities as an FE, HE and skills training provider extremely seriously and, through our ongoing work, we give access to high quality learning to each and every student. This is complemented by a proven pathway to success, through our outstanding teaching and pedagogy. Furthermore, we are continuing to change and transform lives throughout the community we serve, by being fully committed to our overarching mission of empowerment through learning.”

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