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Richmond upon Thames College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders should ensure that learners and apprentices are aware of the enrichment opportunities available at the college to improve participation in these activities.
  • Leaders should ensure that teachers of mainstream subjects make consistent use of EHC plan outcomes to plan a bespoke curriculum for learners with high needs that enables learners to develop their independence and the skills they need for work and adult life.
  • In a minority of apprenticeship programmes, teachers should improve their sequencing of the curriculum to ensure apprentices develop basic knowledge before learning more-complex topics.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the low success rates in key skills in 2006/07
  • the inconsistencies in target setting for students
  • reducing further the proportion of inadequate lessons and increasing the proportion of good and outstanding lessons.

2006 Re-Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • Low pass rates on most full-time courses with no consistent pattern of improvement
  • Low added value on GCE AS and A2 business studies
  • Insufficient additional learning support for literacy and numeracy for GCE AS and A2 learners

2004 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • the quality of curriculum management in some areas
  • the quality of teaching generally
  • the thoroughness of lesson observations conducted by the college
  • the assessment of students' work o the proportion of trained teachers
  • students' punctuality and attendance o work-based learning provision.

1999 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations