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Easton College

2021 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Teachers must ensure that students develop good English skills. Teachers need to ensure that students produce written work of a high quality.
  • Leaders need to ensure that teachers place sufficient emphasis on ESOL students developing good spoken English so they can express their views clearly and assimilate into their community effectively.
  • Leaders need to ensure that apprentices receive good, impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to enable them to progress to their next steps and understand the breadth of career opportunities open to them.

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that all teachers teach theory effectively to enable all learners to grasp fundamental concepts and principles proficiently and make good progress.
  • Continue to improve the quality of English and mathematics provision in order that all learners attend their courses and improve their English and mathematical skills effectively.
  • Ensure that all learners studying A-level courses make good progress against their starting points and excel.
  • Ensure that all staff promote effectively adult learners’ and apprentices’ understanding of British values, radicalisation and potential threats from extremist groups.

2013 Full Inspection Report

What does the provider need to do to improve further?

  • Maintain the drive and focus on raising the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the college, particularly through well-structured staff development, to continue improving the quality of provision and enable learners to make better progress.
  • Sustain the recent significant improvements in success rates so that learners achieve higher standards and greater consistency across all subjects and at all levels.
  • Take urgent action to identify and remedy the significant weaknesses in workplace learning, focusing particularly on improving the quality and impact of learning plans, to promote framework completion within the planned period and the better acquisition of employability skills.
  • Expand and develop the tutorial programme for vocational students, sharing the existing good practice evident in the sixth form centre, so that learners receive more effective support and guidance.

2010 Full Inspection Report

What does City College Norwich need to do to improve further?

  • Improve students’ outcomes in AS mathematics and further mathematics and GCE A-level biology and psychology by challenging students more in lessons and through assessments.
  • Continue to share good practice in teaching, learning and assessment practices so that all teachers aspire to and achieve best practice.
  • Increase the emphasis on aspects of equality and diversity in lessons and assessments so that all students are aware of wider issues and are well prepared for life in a diverse society.
  • Improve the quality and consistency of individual learning plans and target setting so that all students benefit from frequent and comprehensive progress reviews and individualised and constructive target setting.
  • Involve external stakeholders in self-assessment so that their views inform quality improvement action plan

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low success rates on level 3 long courses for students aged 16 to 18
  • unsatisfactory key skills provision
  • insufficient impact of teaching strategies on meeting students’ learning needs
  • insufficiently challenging targets for students
  • insufficient rigour in self-assessment processes
  • inconsistency in the quality of provision across sector subject areas.

2007 Re-Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • insufficient client base within the college salon
  • insufficient development and use of computers in lessons

2005 Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • the proportion of good or better teaching and learning
  • the planning of teaching to meet the needs of individual students
  • achievement on work-based learning programmes o achievement of key skills qualifications
  • internal verification of assessment on work-based learning programmes
  • the rigour of course review and evaluation, and follow-up action plans.

2001 Full Inspection Report


2000 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations