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Banham Academy achieves highest grades in recent Ofsted inspection

South West London-based Banham Academy continues to pave the way within the security skills and learning sector through their recent Ofsted report.

After completing an Ofsted Monitoring visit last month, the independent learning provider are delighted with their inspection results achieving the highest grading of ‘Significant Progress’ in two out of three themes.

The report identified that the Banham Academy apprenticeship programme is ‘well structured and meets employers’ needs very well.’ The report continued: ‘Apprentices attend a series of block-release training weeks that are more condensed in the early part of the course. This enables them to develop their skills and knowledge rapidly and, as a result, employers deploy them quickly to work independently, for example in carrying out service visits for residential clients.’

Head of the Banham Academy, Kevin Faulkner said:

‘We are delighted with the inspection result and look forward to the full Ofsted inspection, where we are aiming to achieve the outstanding grade. It is fantastic to hear that our apprentices are not only enjoying their time at the Academy but more importantly, they are taking the vital skills they have learned into the workplace to benefit their employers.’

Pat Allen, Chair of the Trailblazer Employer Group for Fire and Security Systems said:

‘Banham Academy are the first provider for the new Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard to be inspected and they have raised the bar very high and continue to lead the way in the sector. We are thrilled for the Academy on achieving such a high Ofsted report and look forward to seeing them continue to trailblaze within our sector.’

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