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West Suffolk College

2022 Full Inspection Report
What does the provider need to do to improve?
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that students and apprentices attend English and mathematics lessons regularly so that they learn the skills and knowledge that they need to achieve on their courses.
  • Leaders and managers must ensure that education, health and care plan targets are broken down thoroughly so that teachers can use them to plan learning activities that develop students’ skills and knowledge, so that students achieve their planned goals.
  • Leaders and managers must ensure that students and apprentices receive helpful feedback on their work so that they understand what they need to do to improve, how to make improvements and to prepare themselves for future study.
  • Leaders and managers should ensure that all students and apprentices have a good understanding of the careers opportunities available to them when they complete their courses so that they are able to make informed decisions about, and plan for, their future careers.

2010 Full Inspection Report
What does name of West Suffolk College need to do to improve further?
  • Ensure that indications of improving retention rates are sustained and consolidated into improving success rates.
  • Improve initial assessment practices to enable teachers to plan and assess for learning that meets individual learners’ needs.
  • Focus the observation of teaching and learning on learning, and analyse the outcomes to better inform the sharing of good practice and training in teaching and learning strategies.
  • Ensure that all relevant targets or success criteria include precise timescales that enable the college to measure the impact of all its actions more effectively; make sure judgments, strengths and areas for improvement in the whole college self-assessment are more precise.

2006 Full Inspection Report
Areas for improvement

The college should address:

  • the development of value added measures
  • the proportion of high grades on national diploma courses for a few subject areas.

2004 Re-Inspection Report


2003 Re-Inspection Report


Report Recommendations