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Craven College

2018 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Improve the proportion of students who attend regularly by:
    • examining fully the reasons for poor attendance and implementing strategies to tackle and overcome these
    • improving the way in which attendance is reported to the parents of students aged 16 to 18.
  • Further improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment by ensuring that teachers provide activities that challenge the most able students at levels 1 and 2, so that these students make the progress of which they are capable.
  • Further develop strategies to ensure that adult students, students with high needs and apprentices develop a sound understanding of the dangers of extremism and radicalisation.
  • Continue to improve the teaching of GCSE mathematics and English to increase the proportion of students who gain a high grade.

2016 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve teaching, learning and assessment by:
    • ensuring that teachers use all relevant information to plan lessons to meet students’ differing needs, particularly those of the most able, and check understanding of learning regularly
    • consistently implementing leadership and management strategies across all areas and sharing good practice effectively
    • ensuring that teachers set high expectations for behaviour, attitudes to learning and standards of work and reinforce these expectations consistently.
  • Improve outcomes on level 3 courses for 16- to 19-year-olds and adults which are not yet good and the success rates for those aged 16 to 19 studying GCSE English and mathematics.
  • Improve and consistently implement the strategy for work experience for students on 16 to 19 study programmes, ensuring that it is coherently managed across all areas and that students gain relevant experiences to match their aspirations.
  • Ensure that leaders and managers implement strategies, supported by precise and well-understood improvement targets, so that weaker aspects of provision improve quickly and consistently and so that these strategies are effectively and regularly evaluated to measure success.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does Craven College need to do to improve further?
  • Improve those success rates, which are below the national average by embedding learner support strategies and ensuring effective monitoring of individual progress.
  • Improve further the quality of teaching and learning by improving the accuracy of lesson observation judgements and strengthening action planning for teachers to improve their practice.
  • Develop further the arrangements to monitor effectively the extent to which all staff follow policies and procedures as they relate to health and safety and accurate identification of risk to learners.
  • Increase the pace of improvement in those areas of the college which are underperforming, by ensuring rigorous self-assessment and comprehensive action planning.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low retention rates on long courses for adults
  • low success rates on levels two and three long courses for adults
  • insufficient analysis of the impact of additional learning support
  • insufficient analysis and use of management data by learner type
  • insufficient external validation of self-assessment.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • low retention rates for some courses
  • management of data o use of targets to monitor performance
  • differences in the quality of teaching in different areas of learning
  • compliance with quality assurance arrangements
  • management of work-based learning.

1999 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations