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Strode College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders must rapidly improve the curriculum and support for all learners with high needs and ensure that staff use effective strategies and interventions so that learners achieve their potential.
  • Governors must focus their support and challenge to better hold leaders to account so that they ensure improvements to the quality of education for learners and apprentices.
  • Leaders must ensure that all learners and apprentices are supported to retain what they have been taught about understanding the signs of and risks associated with radicalisation and extremism.
  • Leaders must ensure that they identify and respond effectively to the skills needs of stakeholders, developing the curriculum offer and providing appropriate high-quality education and training where required.

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Raise the standard of teaching in the small minority of less successful lessons by ensuring that teaching, learning and assessment activities engage all students fully, stimulating them to achieve and progress.
  • Actively promote students’ understanding of equality and diversity by creating further opportunities for discussion and follow-up in lessons.
  • Provide more frequent safeguarding training to staff and governors to ensure they keep fully up to date with current national issues.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the slow progress in further improving long course success rates for students aged 16 to18
  • the slight decline in the proportion of students who successfully complete AS level courses
  • arrangements for identifying and raising the proportion of outstanding lessons
  • the use of appropriate national averages to make judgements about the quality of A-level provision
  • the rigour of procedures for deciding and moderating graded judgements about the quality of the college’s provision.

2003 Full Inspection Report
What should be improved
  • the objectivity and thoroughness of lesson observations
  • the means for measuring students' performance against their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) points scores
  • methods and materials for teaching students of differing abilities
  • teaching in lessons for adults and for students aged 16 to 18 on level 1and 2 courses
  • pass rates on level 2 courses
  • the narrow range of provision at levels 1 and 2.

Report Recommendations