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Bournemouth & Poole College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that initial assessment is used effectively by staff, so that all learners make substantial and sustained progress from their starting points.
  • Ensure that learners with high needs on foundation programmes benefit from meaningful and high-quality real work experiences that help them to develop the skills they need to move on to employment or independent living.
  • Ensure that staff surveys are used by leaders to drive up quality in teaching and learning.

2019 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Senior leaders and managers should improve rapidly the quality of teaching, learning and assessment to remove the inconsistencies across curriculum areas, subjects and teachers by:
    • using the information about students’ progress, standards of work and the outcomes of lesson observations to identify what individual teachers need to do to improve their performance and outcomes for students
    • identifying those vocational teachers and assessors who are already doing this well and ensuring that they have regular opportunities to share their approaches with colleagues.
  • Enable students to make good progress on their programme, including the development of their English and mathematical skills, by ensuring that:
    • managers and teachers use the information on students’ starting points to plan learning
    • teachers set challenging targets for students to enable them to achieve higher grades
    • managers, teachers and staff monitor and take action to improve students’ attendance and punctuality at sessions.
  • Senior leaders and managers should ensure that more students complete relevant work experience which prepares them for their progression into work.
  • Ensure that students and apprentices improve their understanding of, and can keep themselves safe from, the risks posed by radicalisation and extremism.

2011 Full Inspection Report
What does The Bournemouth and Poole College need to do to improve further?
  • Improve the proportion of students who complete their courses by ensuring that curriculum teams monitor each student’s progress rigorously and frequently, setting clear targets and ensuring they are met.
  • Develop and implement an effective strategy to secure rapid improvement of the quality and standards of A- and AS-level provision.
  • Implement effective strategies to spread the excellent practice in some areas of the college more widely, especially in teaching and learning.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • success rates that are below national averages
  • use of data to better inform target setting
  • teaching that does not take sufficient account of individual learners’ needs
  • standardisation of practices across the college
  • slow introduction of some college-wide improvement strategies.

Report Recommendations