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Croydon College

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that the much improved teaching and learning in the college result in a continuation of the trend of rapidly improving success rates, most notably for students aged 16 to 18.
  • Share more of the good practice of the many outstanding teachers in the college who set high expectations for their students.
  • Ensure that attendance and punctuality are consistently good across all areas of the college by continuing to take firm actions to reinforce with students the need to attend lessons regularly and on time as an important part of succeeding at college and developing their employability skills.
  • Explore ways in which a number of subject areas can offer external work experience for a period of time during students’ studies at college in order to take advantage of the rapidly improving partnerships with employers and to enhance the many initiatives already in place to bring students into contact with employers through their coursework.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve students’ attendance and punctuality by ensuring that staff and students rigorously implement the agreed procedures.
  • Raise success rates and students’ progress by strengthening further the focus on improving teaching and learning.
  • Review and revise as necessary the varying approaches to teaching functional skills and fully implement planned changes.
  • Ensure that assessment procedures, including planning, and the quality of feedback are further improved.
  • Make better use of initial assessment to inform teaching and learning to meet the needs of students, particularly those on foundation level courses.
  • Continue to improve the management skills of heads of division and team leaders to ensure that consistently high standards are the norm across the college.

2009 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • success rates on long courses at level 3 and in work-based learning
  • quality of provision for Train to Gain
  • the development and use of ILT in supporting learning
  • the range of curriculum enrichment and work experience in a minority of subjects
  • the consistency of effective target setting for students to improve performance.

2007 Re-Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • Insufficient use of ILT and audio visual equipment to support learning
  • Insufficient variety of learning activity in some lessons
  • Insufficient support for students on entry level 2 skills for working life courses

2005 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • students' retention and pass rates
  • teaching and learning o provision for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities
  • the quality of external provision in ESOL
  • literacy and numeracy support for students.

2000 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations