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Southend Adult Community College

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Continue efforts to improve success rates and the progress learners are making.
  • Ensure that all teachers develop learners’ English skills sufficiently within their teaching.
  • Improve teaching learning and assessment so that they are good or better in all curriculum areas by:
    • ensuring that teachers provide sufficient stretch and challenge to all learners
    • ensuring that initial and on-going assessment results are used consistently well to inform lesson planning
    • focussing more clearly on the quality of the learning during teaching observations.
  • Bring greater rigour to the recording of safeguarding actions and outcomes.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Key areas for improvement
  • Low success rates on accredited short courses
  • Insufficient sharing of good practice

2004 Full Inspection Report
Key challenges for Southend-on-Sea LEA
  • deal with poor teaching in some areas
  • enhance target-setting
  • develop more rigorous action-planning to follow observations of teaching and learning
  • increase the use of information and learning technologies in classes
  • continue to enhance quality assurance measures

Report Recommendations