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2023 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that tutors on ESOL programmes are more consistent in checking that learners apply correctly what they have been taught during lessons, such as their formation of sentences.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that ESOL, English and mathematics tutors are consistent in setting out clearly the steps learners need to take to achieve their goals and provide learners with the help they need to understand and meet their goals.
  • Leaders should continue to adjust the curriculum offer to meet the needs of local residents. They should consider offering more accredited courses to help learners with further job or study options. They should ensure that the visual and creative industries courses more closely meet the needs of male learners and learners from ethnic minority backgrounds.

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure tutors routinely:
    • plan in detail how they can manage classroom activities more effectively so that they are more lively and involve learners more actively
    • use assessment information on individuals through which they can stretch and challenge all learners
    • use a more varied range of strategies to check and reinforce learning
    • give all learners more individual coaching and feedback in lessons
    • receive good training to improve their confidence, awareness and expertise so that they fully integrate appreciation of diversity into lessons more effectively.
  • Set and enforce high expectations on punctuality and attendance so that absences and late arrivals in class are rare.
  • Ensure that self-assessment reports give clear and detailed evaluations of the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

2009 Full Inspection Report
Key areas for improvement
  • Low level one further education success rates
  • Balance between group and individual tuition
  • Insufficient advice and guidance for community learners
  • Application of the recognition and recording of performance and achievement to meet individual learner goals
  • Insufficient progression opportunities
  • Insufficient evaluation of staff development activity

2004 Full Inspection Report
Key challenges for Tower Hamlets LEA
  • fully implement a quality assurance framework which leads to improvements
  • use management information to guide the decision-making processes
  • introduce better and more effective initial assessment of learners’ skills
  • introduce and implement a system to monitor learners’ progress more effectively
  • use individual learning plans more effectively
  • fully deliver the LLS’s vision
  • ensure that the numeracy, literacy and language needs of learners are fully met
  • ensure more consistent curriculum management

Report Recommendations