A ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating is cause for celebration for an Andover disability charity.

The Enham Trust has received its second consecutive ‘good’ rating in its latest inspection from the watchdog.

The Skills2Achieve programme from Enham Trust has various centres in Hampshire and supports disadvantaged and disabled young people aged 16 to 19 to give them the skills, knowledge and values to improve their quality of life and place them in a better position to find work.

The inspection which took place on 6 and 7 March found that since the previous Ofsted visit, the trust has continued to provide a consistently good quality of education for learners, and has secured improvements in many areas.

The inspector said: “Pastoral and welfare support for learners is particularly strong.

“They benefit from excellent care from their tutors, which they value highly.

“Learners trust their tutors and will seek their help with a wide range of personal, emotional, welfare and safeguarding concerns.”

Support in the programme focuses around English and maths qualifications, work experience, soft skills and personal development with the aim of supporting learners to re-enter education, training or to gain employment.

The quality of teaching was also highlighted in the report which stated ‘well trained teachers weave careers advice and guidance into the delivery of many sessions, and learners fully focus on what they will do next, following completion of their programme at Enham Trust.’ Sara Bradbury, head of employment services at Enham Trust said: “We are delighted to receive another ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

“It reflects the dedication of the Skills2Acheive delivery team and the high-quality support and teaching the learners receive.

Dr Mark Deal, director of Employment Services, added: “Skills2Acheive can be genuinely life changing for many of our learners, giving them the opportunity to ultimately hold down a worthwhile job and be a valued member of society.

“We owe it to every learner to provide the very best service we can.”