The innovative new Technical School in Broadstairs received a ‘Good’ grading following its recent inspection by Government education watchdog Ofsted.
Both students and parents are eager to share their experiences of the Technical School at East Kent College. Here are just a few examples of what they have to say.
I decided to send my child to The Technical School as he wasn’t motivated at his last school. The Technical School is different because it pushes students to the best of their ability and brings out the best in them. The facilities are fantastic and the tutors are encouraging and positive, which has increased my son’s self-confidence. I would recommend it to other parents as it’s everything you want for your child in the most important years of their education.
Without doubt it was the right decision to send my daughter to The Technical School. She loves it there and the tutors are excellent. They are very approachable and have a closer relationship with the students. It’s a small school, which makes it feel like a community and it’s very friendly. I would highly recommend The Technical School to other parents as my daughter is really doing well.
To any parents considering the School, I would say give it a try – it’s a nice environment and I especially liked the idea of a smaller school setting. The tutors know my daughter very well due to the small class sizes, and the Head Teacher is easy to speak to without an appointment. My daughter really likes coming here.
I chose to send my child to The Technical School because I liked the idea of pathways leading to vocational courses. It’s a nice, modern, clean school and I have been hugely impressed with the staff at the School – the tutors are very accessible and helpful. I definitely made the right decision sending my child to The Technical School; my son is blossoming and comes home happy every day.
I chose The Technical School because it offered a pathway in a career I want to do. I want to be a games developer, and within the Creative Digital Media Production course we get to learn about gaming, which involves understanding how to analyse games and develop our own ones. The course has also opened up other areas of interest such as photography, which I am enjoying.
The groups are smaller, which I like, as the tutors can focus on everyone more and everyone has their voice heard. I have also made new friends since starting here. Our year is quite a close group and we all stick together.
I decided to come to The Technical School because there are smaller class sizes, which means you get more attention. I have autism, which can make it more difficult for me to concentrate and the tutors here have really helped me and given me lots of their time and one-to-one support.
My pathway is Construction and it’s a more practical environment to any classroom. This term we will be studying carpentry but I am mostly looking forward to bricklaying.
I was home-schooled previously but my parents felt that going back to school would be a good idea for me to socialise with students my own age. I chose The Technical School because it’s small – you know everyone here and everyone is friendly.
I chose Engineering as my Pathway because my dad is an engineer. I watched him build our own house and this made me really interested in engineering. I don’t mind being the only girl in a group of boys; they are all quite straightforward and they include me – I am friends with a lot of them.
I was home-schooled for two years but my social skills were decreasing a lot, and I knew I would get a better education where there were better facilities. I have made a lot of new friends here, so it’s been good.
I chose the Catering pathway and I like the atmosphere and the facilities. I had never cooked before I came to The Technical School, but now I want to be a chef. The Technical School has given me an opportunity that I wouldn’t have had at any other school.
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