Coventry & Warwickshire

City College Coventry principal to leave after 'inadequate' rating

City College Coventry
City College Coventry will be inspected by Ofsted again in 12 months

The principal of a West Midlands college is to leave after it was rated "inadequate" by inspectors from education watchdog Ofsted.

In a statement, City College Coventry said it had been decided that Paul Taylor would "leave his position".

In April, Ofsted criticised the quality of teaching, leadership and management.

At the time, Mr Taylor said he was "devastated" at the inspection result and claimed Ofsted had "moved the goalposts" in how judgements were made.

Working with colleges

The college said the board of governors, the Skills Funding Agency and the Association of Colleges was seeking an interim principal, which it aims to be in post by July.

It said that a performance improvement action plan was being implemented, along with a "mentoring" relationship with Kirklees College in Yorkshire, which recently moved from a rating of inadequate to good.

It is also building a relationship with Walsall College, which has been rated as outstanding.

Ofsted said it changed inspection ratings last September to ensure fair progress for all learners.

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