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Barking & Dagenham College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the college need to do to improve further?
  • Leaders and governors must ensure that across all programmes, learners and apprentices benefit from high-quality teaching, so that they develop significant new knowledge and skills and achieve their assessments and learning goals.
  • Leaders must develop a curriculum for learners with high needs on Horizons and supported internship programmes that reflects learners’ individual needs, so that learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their long-term goals and aspirations.
  • Leaders must ensure that apprentices receive regular progress reviews, so that employers and apprentices have an accurate overview of progress.
  • Leaders and governors must ensure that staff prepare apprentices well for their final assessments, so that they can achieve their planned learning outcomes, including in English and mathematics.
  • Leaders should ensure that learners and apprentices have planned opportunities to develop their talents and interests beyond the core curriculum.
  • Leaders must ensure that there is an effective programme in place to enable learners and apprentices to develop a secure understanding of the risks associated with extremism and radicalisation.
  • Leaders should develop their staff training opportunities to enable tutors to develop their pedagogical expertise.

 2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the college need to do to improve further?
  • Increase success rates and further improve teaching, learning and assessment across all curriculum areas by ensuring that:
    • vocational teachers rigorously identify and improve students’ English and mathematics skills within their subject areas at all times
    • teachers know how to use suitable questioning and assessment techniques that develop students’ learning effectively and enable students to improve their thinking skills so that they can develop deeper thinking and study skills
    • all teachers can confidently and effectively manage more challenging behaviour of students when such situations arise.
  • Within curriculum areas, and specifically in lessons, improve the confidence and skills of teachers to ensure the understanding of equality and diversity.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the further improvement of level 3 success rates for learners aged 16-18
  • the further improvement of learners’ attendance and punctuality
  • the rigour of target-setting and monitoring of learners’ progress.

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • pass rates on some level 3 and key skills courses for students aged 16 to 18, and on short courses for adults
  • pass rates on many engineering courses o retention rates on some courses
  • completion rates of construction modern apprenticeship frameworks
  • teaching and learning in some areas o target setting and action planning for individual students
  • management of the engineering curriculum area and work-based learning in construction.

Report Recommendations