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Myerscough College

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the proportion of outstanding lessons by strengthening the role of advanced teaching practitioners to ensure teachers improve their professional practice.
  • Raise adult learners’ long-course success rates, particularly at intermediate level.
  • Raise functional skills success rates and ensure teachers develop better these skills in classroom activities and by correcting English and mathematics in learners’ written work.
  • Improve access to appropriate technology across the college by implementing the plan already in place and by providing additional specialist resources and assistive technologies for learners on independent living and leisure courses.
  • Develop better use of ICT across the curriculum by sharing good practice to promote more effectively its use and by placing higher expectations on staff to develop their skills to use it.
  • Strengthen strategic leadership to ensure the college gives appropriate priority to equality and diversity to ensure learners have more opportunities to develop further their understanding of equality and diversity and increase the participation rates of minority ethnic groups.

2011 Full Inspection Report
What does Myerscough College need to do to improve further?
  • Improve success rates on underperforming courses by monitoring the performance of learners in year two of advanced level courses to ensure that the improvements in retention seen in the first year are sustained and result in increased levels of attainment in 2012.
  • Improve teachers’ lesson planning by providing them with support in establishing appropriate learning outcomes. Ensure that teachers use strategies and learning materials that provide challenge for learners of all abilities. Enhance the arrangements for monitoring the quality of the experience provided for learners so that the pace of improvement in teaching and learning is much quicker.
  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of new procedures for self-assessment and revise the arrangements in order to streamline and simplify the processes. Ensure that course reviews rigorously evaluate the impact of teaching on students’ learning, progress and outcomes.
  • Ensure that staff development and reports from lesson observations help individual teachers to take ownership of, and make improvements to, their performance.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does Myerscough College need to do to improve further?
  • Increase success rates of students aged 16 to 18 and reduce the achievement gap of female learners; use challenging and specific targets in individual learning plans to monitor learners’ progress more closely.
  • Improve retention rates on advanced-level courses by ensuring that learners are enrolled on the right programme and by establishing clear strategies to support students at risk of leaving.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • retention rates on level 3 courses
  • the quality of theory teaching
  • the structure and quality of tutorials
  • the quality of career advice and guidance offered by the college
  • target setting to challenge learners and monitor progress
  • the consistency of initial assessment for literacy and numeracy
  • the analysis and use of data
  • the use of self-assessment as a tool for quality improvement
  • the effectiveness of quality assurance.

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • effectiveness of the skills of teaching, particularly in theory lessons
  • achievement on part-time courses, additional qualifications and workplace learning frameworks
  • expertise of learning support staff, along with the assessment of learning needs and the implementation of learning support
  • analysis of data
  • setting and recording of specific targets in tutorials

Report Recommendations