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Inspection Report Recommendations

Wirral Metropolitan College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Rapidly increase the proportion of apprentices who complete their programme by their planned end date by:
    • ensuring that the college has reliable systems for checking apprentices’ progress, thus enabling effective action to be taken when apprentices’ progress is slow
    • taking into account apprentices’ prior knowledge and skills when planning learning and training to enable apprentices to acquire new skills and knowledge at a level of which they are capable
    • setting apprentices clear, detailed targets and ensuring that reviews are thorough and accurate so that apprentices know what progress they have made and what they need to improve further.
  • Improve further the English and mathematics skills of students, apprentices and trainees by planning lessons and activities which take into account the levels they have already reached in these subjects to extend their learning.
  • Improve the proportion of students who achieve GCSEs in mathematics and English at grades A* to C and 9 to 4.
  • Use the information on students’ starting points to plan lessons that enable all students to make the progress of which they are capable, in particular for the most able students and those on 16 to 19 study programmes at level 3.
  • Ensure that all students and apprentices have a good understanding of the risks associated with extremism and radicalisation.

Woking College

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does name of Woking College need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that all lessons provide stretch and challenge to the more able students to enable them to achieve higher grades and reach their full potential.
  • Ensure that lessons in underperforming courses interest and motivate students so that they make better progress compared with their prior attainment and achieve at least their expected outcomes.
  • Work closely with departments and subject teachers to ensure that the promotion of equality and diversity is embedded consistently in teaching and learning.
  • Develop further contacts with employers to enhance the college’s employer engagement strategy and the comprehensive provision of work experience opportunities for students.
  • Ensure that a record of complaints is formally reported to the corporation in order that governors can monitor actions to remedy any complaints.
  • Ensure that all quality assurance processes in departments are implemented to a consistently high standard to promote continued improvement in the quality of provision.

Worcester Sixth Form College

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the proportion of outstanding lessons through meeting the learning needs of all students and by improving their motivation. Ensure that all students are fully engaged in learning and progressing well.
  • Use the full range of information about students, including initial and course assessment, to plan activities, which meet their individual needs. Ensure that all students have the language, literacy, numeracy and personal skills to participate fully in planned activities to achieve their potential.
  • Monitor students’ progress and achievement consistently across the college so that staff identify promptly those at risk of non-completion or underachievement and provide the appropriate support or curriculum. Senior managers should support middle managers to ensure consistency in standards across all subject areas.
  • Research and identify the reasons for the underachievement of male students and put in place the appropriate measures to raise their achievement.
  • Share the good practice in teaching teams especially in engaging students in teaching and learning, the use of information learning technology and the virtual learning environment, and promotion of equality and diversity in lessons. Learn from best practice within the further education sector particularly in relation to the needs of students on vocational programmes.
  • Strengthen and implement fully the revised arrangements for management of the performance of staff including the observation of teaching and learning. Use data and information better to set targets for improvement, which are more challenging.

Workers' Educational Association

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Reduce the regional variations which exist in achievement.
  • Improve lesson observation summaries to ensure that the differences between good and outstanding teaching, learning and assessment are clear and distinguishable.
  • Build upon the better practices in information, advice and guidance to inform overall improvement.
  • Sharpen target setting for students.
  • Instigate professional development to embed the improvements needed to move from good to outstanding.
  • Employ more modern techniques to enhance learning, capture data and attract new members with new ideas into the organisation from an even greater range of backgrounds.

Working Men's College

2018 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Eliminate the small amount of teaching, learning and assessment that is not of a high standard, by ensuring that teachers:
    • set and agree demanding targets with the most able learners that extend their skills and knowledge further
    • make effective use of information on learners’ starting points to plan and measure learners’ ongoing progress
    • provide learners on ESOL programmes with good opportunities to scrutinise and correct their own work for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
  • Ensure that leaders and managers have detailed information on learners’ next steps to inform their planning of the curriculum, by:
    • systematically collecting information on the programmes learners choose to follow when they complete their current programmes
    • understanding how learners’ current programme choices influence the programme(s) they choose in the future.

Worthing College

2020 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider do well and what does it need to do better?

Governors, leaders and staff have high expectations of all learners and apprentices. They help them achieve their goals and become responsible members of both the college and wider community. Leaders have created an outstanding culture of inclusivity and respect. Consequently, learners develop an understanding of different groups in wider society. Teachers inspire learners to fully commit to their studies and, as a result, they develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful. Learners and apprentices benefit from the considerable range of options that enable them to follow the most appropriate programmes for their future aspirations.

Writtle University College

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the number of outstanding lessons by tutors making full use of learner’s initial assessment results, target grades and personal development targets when planning lessons. Support tutors to develop their skills to plan lessons that challenge and inspire learners.
  • Ensure targets in tutorials and progress reviews are specific and enable learners and apprentices to achieve their full potential by the end of their course and in lessons. Continue to develop the measuring of learners’ progress to help set them challenging targets. Regularly monitor the quality of target setting to ensure it becomes more effective at enabling learners and apprentices to reach their potential.
  • Develop further the use of ILT to help learners become more independent and extend their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom.
  • Develop the skills of lesson observers further to ensure that they consistently report on what skills and knowledge learners develop rather than focusing too much on the standards of teaching. Monitor the quality of lesson observers’ practice through collaborative working and reviewing lesson observation reports.
  • Extend and apply quality assurance procedures to cover all aspects of apprenticeship provision.
  • Improve the collection of data on learners’ progression to reduce the proportion of unknown destinations and ensure the curriculum continues to meet the skills needs of local and regional industries.

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Leaders and managers should continue their effective work to raise the quality of teaching and learning and ensure that they fully prepare students for employment. To do this, leaders should concentrate on:
    • ensuring that all students studying vocational subjects, and a greater number of students on academic courses, benefit from substantial external work placements
    • improving the checking of learning in those subjects identified as requiring improvement
    • improving and strengthening the range of activities used to develop students’ understanding of topics such as British values and the dangers of radicalisation and extremism.

Wyke Sixth Form College

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve teaching, learning and assessment across all provision by ensuring that all teachers develop a wider range of learning strategies that fully engage students and promote their independent learning skills. Share the college’s best practice to develop all teachers’ skills and to raise standards of teaching, learning and assessment from good to outstanding.
  • Tackle the remaining underperformance in the few weaker subjects and in doing so increase the proportion of higher grades at GCE A level so that they exceed national benchmarks. Share the best practice within the college to allow more rapid improvement in these areas so that all students benefit from high-quality lessons that enable them to make the progress needed to achieve their potential.
  • Ensure quality assurance systems are applied consistently in all subject areas to tackle underperformance and enable high-quality delivery across all college provision. Make sure that the lesson observation system always indicates what teachers need to do to improve and is linked to both the appraisal process and staff training and development.
  • Provide further development opportunities to help teachers to promote equality and diversity successfully in their lessons so that students develop a wider and deeper understanding of these issues. Use the lesson observation system more effectively to monitor how this aspect of teaching and learning is being developed.

Xaverian College

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • retention on level 2 courses
  • identification of the strengths and weaknesses in teaching and learning to inform individual and cross-college staff development.

Yeovil College

2016 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that improvements in teaching, learning and assessment lead to improved outcomes in the minority of areas in which too few learners achieve their qualifications.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that all teachers use relevant activities to capture learners’ interest and check learners’ understanding in order to ensure that learners consistently make progress and produce work of a high standard.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that staff use information about AS- and A-level learners’ prior achievements more effectively to set these learners targets to achieve the grades of which they are capable and ensure that their standards of work are consistently high.

York College

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does York College need to do to improve further?
  • Take swift action to reverse the low success rates on foundation and intermediate qualifications in English and mathematics, so that students on those courses achieve to the same high standards as students in the rest of the college.
  • Improve the quality of the few lessons that require improvement by ensuring that tutors make better use of all of the available information about students to plan learning to meet individual needs.

Report Recommendations