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Swarthmore Education Centre

2014 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve further?
  • Improve the effectiveness of lesson observations by ensuring that that they include clear judgements on learning and assessment, and that they lead to effective action for improvement.
  • Make more effective use of the results of initial assessment to plan lessons that meet all learners’ needs.
  • Improve the use of learning technology including interactive whiteboards, to enliven lessons, involve learners more fully in their learning, and promote learning through a wider range of audio and visual resources.
  • Make better use of the self-assessment process and report by identifying strengths and areas for improvement in more detail, and ensuring that the report leads to a more ambitious action plan that drives quality improvement, particularly in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Improve arrangements to ensure the security of staff and safety of learners, especially younger learners and vulnerable adults, by carrying out a thorough assessment of risks and taking all reasonable steps to minimise these risks, particularly in the café and reception area.

2008 Full Inspection Report
Key areas for improvement
  • Insufficiently thorough arrangements to assure the quality of teaching and learning
  • Low retention rates in some literacy and numeracy workshops
  • Maintenance of and improvements to the standard of accommodation and information technology facilities

2003 Full Inspection Report
Key challenges for Swarthmore Education Centre
  • maintain the very good standards in the arts programmes
  • develop meaningful individual learning plans for all learners in ICT and on foundation programmes
  • monitor and record learners’ progress
  • develop a comprehensive development plan for each area of learning, with realistic and challenging targets
  • develop effective arrangements for monitoring and evaluating equal opportunities
  • use learners’ achievement and progress data to evaluate the effectiveness of programmes

Report Recommendations