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Sparsholt College

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure students are set specific and measurable targets to enable them to make excellent progress and achieve higher grades, especially adult male students.
  • Improve the quality and consistency of feedback on marked written work so that students know what they need to do to improve.
  • Provide a broad range of challenging activities in lessons to meet the differing needs and abilities of students and help them to achieve their full potential.
  • Ensure teachers’ action plans following lesson observations contain specific and timely interventions to promote rapid improvement in teaching, learning and assessment practice.
  • Ensure all students aged 16 to 18 with the appropriate prior attainment have the opportunity to take GCSE English and mathematics in order to improve their employment prospects.
  • Ensure all teachers routinely promote diversity in lessons to enable students to understand wider cultural values.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • learners’ success rates
  • target setting and monitoring of learners’ progress
  • increasing the amount of teaching that meets the needs of all learners.

2004 Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • target setting and monitoring of progress
  • greater variety of classroom activities
  • use of information and learning technology (ILT) in teaching
  • flexible opportunities to access full-time courses
  • retention rates on some courses
  • completion of modern apprenticeship framework.

1999 Full Inspection Report


Report Recommendations