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Doncaster College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that feedback is consistently effective for all learners and apprentices to help them improve.
  • Ensure high levels of attendance across all programmes.
  • Ensure that all tutors of adult learning programmes reinforce new learning so that adult learners retain information over time.
  • Ensure that all adults understand how to achieve their long-term career goals.

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Establish high success rates for all courses by ensuring teachers focus more on students’ individual needs in lessons by: planning activities that stretch and challenge the more able learners; making better use of the results of initial testing to inform teaching; enlivening learning and providing additional support to students through greater use of the college’s virtual learning environment in all curriculum areas; and promoting diversity issues more consistently.
  • Strengthen the college’s lesson observation process and improve the overall quality of teaching and learning by ensuring observations focus primarily on the learning taking place and agree timely and specific improvement targets for all staff who have been observed.
  • Improve the quality of foundation English provision by placing a greater focus on developing students’ writing skills.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does North Lindsey College need to do to improve further?
  • Maintain a strong focus on improving success rates for learners, especially on the employer responsive provision.
  • Fully implement and embed a college-wide scheme to capture learners’ abilities at the start of their programmes so that the college can accurately monitor their distance travelled and value-added measures and use these to recognise and take action to deal with underperformance.
  • Improve teaching and learning by focusing better on individual learning needs and by the more creative use of information and learning technologies.
  • Ensure that the self-assessment report provides a more thorough, detailed and self-critical view of each curriculum area, better linked to the contents of quality improvement plans.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • retention rates on level 1 courses for adult learners
  • success rates on some courses
  • the formality and consistency of academic support for adult learners
  • the need to embed the Skills for Life strategy consistently across all areas.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • retention rates on some courses
  • attention to students' learning styles
  • some uninspiring teaching of theory
  • the proportion of students taking up the offer of additional learning support
  • the use of ICT in lessons.

Report Recommendations