A DANCE college in Corringham has received a grade of Outstanding from Ofsted.
Performers Art College on Southend Road was inspected in October.
The report states:
Leaders and managers at all levels in the college have an unrelenting focus on improving students’ chances of gaining employment in the performing arts industry.
A very high proportion of students progress to appropriate jobs as a result of training, which focuses accurately on the skills required for employment.
Highly skilled teachers, with current industry expertise, ensure that students enjoy their training and develop high levels of artistic and technical skills.
Students produce work of a very high standard across the range of disciplines, which broadens their opportunities for employment.
Teachers provide excellent feedback to students, which tells them clearly how to improve their work, and students respond well by persevering to raise the standard of their work.
Visiting professionals provide an excellent programme of workshops and mock auditions, which contribute to students developing high levels of confidence about their ability to progress into the industry.
Students develop their critical skills well. They use these effectively to evaluate their own, and each other’s, work with great sensitivity and insight.
Almost all students complete and achieve their qualification and a high proportion gain additional qualifications in teaching dance, which enhance their opportunities for employment.