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Henley College

2019 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders and managers should plan their apprenticeship courses to ensure that all apprentices benefit from well taught and frequent lessons to help them build their skills and knowledge and complete their programmes.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that staff assess apprentices’ prior knowledge carefully, use this information to plan learning and provide apprentices with clear feedback to enable them to make progress.
  • Leaders should provide governors with more information about the quality of their apprenticeship courses to enable them to judge the progress of improvements.
  • Leaders should improve their tracking of students’ external work experience and their analysis of students’ destinations to enable them to more fully measure the impact of their learning.
  • Leaders and managers should quicken the pace of improvements so that students’ achievements are consistently high and more achieve the grades of which they are capable.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does The Henley College need to do to improve further?
  • Strengthen arrangements to share good practice in teaching and learning more quickly and effectively in order to raise the quality of lessons to match the highest standards seen in the college.
  • Ensure that internal lesson observations focus more effectively on how well students learn and make progress.
  • Set and use systematically for all students targets and target grades that help students to raise their aspirations and fulfil their potential.
  • Implement fully plans for developing consistent high quality in group tutorial provision by identifying and sharing existing good practice, and by placing the monitoring and support of individual students at the heart of all the college’s activities.
  • Promote equality and diversity more extensively through themed events in tutorials and work-based learning reviews, so that all learners are equipped better for life in a diverse society; ensure swifter action to rectify underperformance by any group of learners; ensure that reports to governors about equality are sufficiently detailed.
  • Involve students more closely in the review and evaluation of the college’s work and, in particular, in the evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Develop managers’ understanding and skills in the analysis and evaluation of performance in their areas of responsibility and in planning for improvement.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • low success rates in key skills and for adults on level 1 and 2 programmes
  • insufficient focus on learning in the planning and evaluation of lessons
  • insufficient governor training.

2002 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved?
  • effectiveness of subject and course reviews, target setting and monitoring
  • greater variation in teaching methods to meet the needs of students
  • more consistent use of information and communication technology (ICT) to support teaching and learning
  • accuracy and availability of management information
  • rate of completion of modern apprenticeship frameworks
  • breadth of the curriculum for students at levels 1 and 2.

Report Recommendations