A HEADTEACHER at a specialist college in Gobowen says work is already underway to address concerns raised after its most recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC's report comes after it inspected Derwen College in May, with several safety concerns were raised after an inspection of the college’s Health and Social Care provision.

The report highlighted safety concerns in the college’s older bungalow accommodation.

College principal, Meryl Green, said the college is now focusing on addressing the issues raised within the report.

“We have taken on board the comments made by the inspectors and immediately following the inspection in May started the process to address the points raised,” she said.

“Many have already been completed, and we have a clear and thorough plan to action the remaining points.

“We look forward to the inspectors returning so that we can demonstrate the work we have done.”

Along with the areas requiring improvement, there were positive comments regarding the way students are engaged in their overall learning and development and the responsive way Derwen staff deals with the students’ evolving needs and wishes.

Mrs Green added: “Staff have worked extremely hard to make significant improvements over the last few years and the very positive comments in the inspection report are a testament to their dedication and commitment.

“Our students are brilliantly supported and developed throughout their time at college, and this is down to the teams of professionals who make it happen 24/7.

“At Derwen College, we make sure that every moment matters for every student.

“Some of this is reflected in this report, and we will continue our work to ensure it is fully reflected in the next one. We are always striving to improve further, and this will be ongoing.”