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Royal National College for the Blind

2017 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that all health and safety risk-assessment documentation is up to date, by ensuring that actions taken to control risks are clearly and accurately recorded, are timebound and are reviewed regularly to ensure that risks have been effectively tackled.
  • In order to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment continuously, make sure that:
    • teachers provide all students with learning targets that are specifically linked to the development of their written communication and numerical skills, so that, as well as achieving their qualifications, they develop further the skills they need to live independently
    • teachers provide all students with detailed written feedback (or equivalent depending on individual need) so that they know what to do to improve their writing skills and the quality of their work
    • managers provide feedback to teachers on the quality of their teaching that focuses explicitly on the progress, skills development and standard of work achieved by students in lessons and over time
    • managers make use of the findings from the observation of lessons when reviewing the quality and outcomes of teachers’ work, and identify how teachers can improve the quality of their teaching.

2013 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Increase the proportion of lessons which are outstanding by focusing, in staff training and observations of lessons, on better planning for effective learning.
  • Ensure that teachers use naturally occurring opportunities in lessons to enhance students’ understanding of race and gender.
  • Further develop management information so that managers capture the progress made by students on all aspects of their programmes and review and evaluate overall performance more effectively.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement
  • attendance rates
  • the planning of learning matched to learners’ levels of attainment and learning styles
  • the consistent quality of target setting
  • increased rigour in the monitoring and analysis of information to inform self-assessment and quality improvement
  • the quality assurance of teaching and learning.

2004 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • teaching accommodation for some curriculum areas
  • the use of additional resources in some teaching sessions
  • access to external work experience placements for some students

2002 Full Inspection Report


2001 Full Inspection Report



Report Recommendations