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Kendal College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Leaders and managers should bring about rapid improvements in the quality of the apprenticeship provision by:
    • ensuring that the data reports that they receive are relevant, accurate and timely
    • ensuring that teachers improve the progress apprentices make by planning their lessons so that activities are sufficiently ambitious, interesting and relevant.
  • Teachers should ensure that they set suitably demanding work for learners. In particular, teachers should ensure that they challenge the most able learners to achieve the grades of which they are capable.
  • Leaders, managers and staff should continue to focus their improvement strategies on underperforming courses. They should continue to increase the proportion of learners achieving their qualifications, including in functional skills and GCSE grades A* to C in English and mathematics.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does Kendal College need to do to improve further?
  • Continue to implement, evaluate and review current strategies for improving the success rates for adults and work-based learners, so that success rates are equally high across all subject areas.
  • Continue to increase the amount of good and better teaching by improving teachers’ questioning techniques so that learners’ understanding is checked more thoroughly in less effective lessons. Plan learning activities so that they match the abilities and capabilities of all learners, providing greater challenge, especially for the more able learners.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address

  • the variability in pass and retention rates in some areas
  • the unsatisfactory accommodation in some areas
  • the low proportion of outstanding teaching
  • the range of provision at level 1.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • weak financial management
  • under-utilisation of accommodation in hospitality
  • a narrow range of provision in business and sport and leisure curriculum areas
  • a lack of opportunities for enrichment activities
  • declining enrolments on courses for adults.

1999 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations