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Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

2015 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Raise pass rates on courses leading to national qualifications by making sure that learners are on the most appropriate courses and that they receive excellent feedback to help them progress.
  • Provide additional information and training to staff on how to include more opportunities for learners to develop their skills in English and mathematics.
  • Identify the resources in information and learning technology best suited to the learners and train staff to use the resources effectively and to share good practice.

2012 Full Inspection Report
What does Skills and Learning need to do to improve further?
  • Improve success rates on all courses and eliminate historical differences in performance between the two original providers by sharing and promoting good teaching and learning practice across all sites.
  • Increase community and employer representation at board level to harness these stakeholders’ specialist skills and knowledge. 
  • Devise and implement a strategy to embed equality and diversity consistently and meaningfully in all curriculum subject areas.

2009 Full Inspection Report
What does PAL need to do to improve further?
  • Further develop the use of the monitoring system to improve timely success rates and narrow the gap between overall and timely achievement.
  • Ensure all learning plans are completed effectively to further improve the planning of learners’ programmes and their relevance to learners’ work.
  • Develop the effectiveness of quality improvement by including all staff in the self-assessment and quality processes to ensure the maximum improvement in the programmes for learners and employers.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Key areas for improvement
  • Insufficient planning of learning
  • Insufficient timely use of management data to monitor retention and success rates
  • Weak management of the Train to Gain programme
  • Inaccurate monitoring of teaching and learning

2005 Re-Inspection Report


2004 Full Inspection Report
Key challenges for Poole LEA
  • establish an effective framework for curriculum management
  • establish mechanisms to ensure good practice is shared across the service
  • develop and implement an effective quality improvement system
  • improve the accuracy and use of management information
  • ensure that staff and tutors understand and are able to apply systems and procedures
  • continue to improve retention and achievement rates
  • improve learners' understanding of equality of opportunity

Report Recommendations