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North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

2019 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Ensure that all learners know the progress they are making and are given clear guidance by teachers on what they need to do to improve.
  • Ensure that all learners with high needs and SEND have access to purposeful and good-quality work experience through a supported internship programme.
  • Ensure that teachers and learning support staff work closely together to plan effective and beneficial in-class support that meets identified learner needs.
  • Improve the proportion of learners aged 16 to 19 studying GCSE English and mathematics who achieve grade 4 or higher.
  • Leaders and managers should quicken the pace of improvement so that variations in learners’ and apprentices’ achievement across different subject areas reduce and that learners’ and apprentices’ achievements are all consistently high.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does North Warwickshire and Hinckley College need to do to improve further?
  • Help learners make better progress by making more effective use of information about their prior attainment when planning lessons and by ensuring that teachers set sufficiently challenging work.
  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning by encouraging teachers to make better use of ILT to consolidate learning.
  • Improve the quality of assessment by making sure that all teachers provide clear and detailed feedback to learners about how to improve their work and by monitoring the consistency and quality of marking more effectively.
  • Review the effectiveness of attendance and punctuality monitoring and ensure that measures to improve attendance are applied rigorously in all subject areas.
  • Evaluate the performance of curriculum areas and work-based learning provision more critically. Highlight strengths and identify areas for improvement more clearly, to inform improvement planning better.
  • Strengthen the links between college- and work-based provision so that learners have better opportunities to progress and receive similarly good support.

2007 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement The college should address:
  • low success rates on a small minority of courses
  • the use of data to better promote equality of opportunity.

2005 Re-Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • low pass rates on many science courses
  • Slow progress for fork lift truck maintenance apprentices

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • management of work-based learning
  • the achievements of General Certificate of Education Advanced-level (GCE A-level) students aged 16 to 18 on many courses
  • students' uptake of learning support
  • the integration of key skills teaching in most curriculum areas
  • the rigour of course reviews in some curriculum areas

Report Recommendations