Specialist College is good, says Ofsted Communication Specialist College Doncaster, is celebrating its latest Ofsted report, which states that the management and staff provide learners with high quality education and gives an overall rating of Good. The specialist college, part of Doncaster Deaf Trust, welcomes students from across the country who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have communication difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum. Rebecca Loosemore, assistant principal, at Communication Specialist College Doncaster, said: “We are really pleased with our latest Ofsted report and welcome the comments from the inspectors who recognise that learners at the college make good progress and achieve their personal and social targets and their vocational qualifications. “The report also highlights the culture of inclusivity at the college and the dedication of our staff who work hard to provide a welcoming atmosphere and ensure that learners feel valued.” The report states that staff use learners’ communication and behaviour plans well, which helps learners to develop effective skills to manage their behaviour. Learners show high levels of respect to peers, staff and visitors. Stacey Betts, assistant principal at Communication Specialist College Doncaster said: “This is a great report and one which we are all very proud of. Our team works together to make sure that our students needs are met both educationally and vocationally. “The inspectors acknowledge the role the staff play in ensuring that that learners participate in a broad range of enterprise initiatives that benefit the local community and highlight activities including the renovation of an old camper van that is used as a mobile cafe in a garden centre, charitable and voluntary work with food banks, and supporting arrangements for the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. As a result of these activities, our learners interact successfully with members of the public, increase their levels of confidence and improve their communication and social skills.” The report goes on to highlight the high proportion of learners who progress to appropriate employment, supported internships, independent living or higher levels of study. “Getting our learners ready for life outside of college is a huge part of what we do and we closely track the progress of learners who have left college to keep up to date with their progress,” added Stacey.