The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have recently completed their inspection at Derwen College awarding ‘Good’ across the board.
Derwen College is based in Gobowen and is a residential specialist college, with students attending from across the UK.
The areas inspected include:
- Is the service safe?
- Is the service effective?
- Is the service caring?
- Is the service responsive?
- Is the service well-led?
“We are delighted that CQC have recognised the continuing commitment and professionalism of everyone here at Derwen College. We are relatively unique in our status being a residential, further education college for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and are not the average care home that CQC usually inspect. Having over 200 students in residence makes us one of the largest care homes in the country and CQC brought a top team of experienced inspectors to college for the two day inspection. Whilst we are pleased to have maintained our ‘Good’ rating from previous inspections, we also appreciate that the inspectors acknowledged that there had been improvements across the grading profile. We continue to strive for improvements to benefit the people we support.
CQC stated that “there was an open and inclusive working culture where staff and management worked together to achieve positive outcomes for people” said Andrew Harris, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Derwen College.
The full report can be viewed at www.derwen.ac.uk.
This positive inspection comes on the back of numerous awards and accolades in 2016 including a third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grading, shortlisting for TES FE College of the Year, Great Taste awards, NUS Student Union Of the Year Award and a number of students completing Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.