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Macclesfield College Accredited to the Matrix Standard

Macclesfield College has been re-accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality of further and higher education they provide to students of all ages across East Cheshire.  

The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG), either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering.

The report highlighted a number of strengths including the ‘highly effective leadership and management, which is inclusive of all staff; this fosters a strong spirit of teamwork and cross team working, and is facilitated by excellent communication up, down and across the organisation; the positive atmosphere thus generated provides a safe and encouraging environment that is conducive to learning for all ‘and the ‘strong ethos of commitment to student well-being.’’

Commenting on the award, Rachel Kay, principal and chief executive, said: “We are delighted to renew our Matrix accreditation. It’s a reflection of the high standards that are reflected across the whole organisation, not simply the guidance and advice we provide.

“We were particularly pleased that our support of learners was highlighted and we’ve been particularly mindful of this over the past year, putting measures in place to ensure students felt support during their virtual teaching and learning. As a college we are ambitious for our students, we want the best for them and will continue to look for ways to improve our offer.”

Roger Chapman, Head of the matrix Service for The Growth Company said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for Macclesfield College and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that at the heart of high-quality advice and support services are strong leadership, excellent service and a focus on continuous improvement, all underpinned by effective use of the resources available.  The matrix Standard is designed to benchmark organisations against best practice in these areas. With their accreditation success, Macclesfield College is working to provide the best possible support to their clients.”