Adult Education and Community Learning rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Schools, Libraries and Learning
09:58, Wednesday, 8th December 2021

North Lincolnshire Adult Education and Community Learning have been rated ‘good’ in their recent Ofsted inspection.

Three national Ofsted inspectors spent four days observing tutors in qualification and family and community classes and spoke to learners about their experiences.

The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and adult learning programmes were all highlighted as ‘good’ by the inspectors.

Ofsted inspectors commented that adults who returned to education with Adult Education and Community Learning found it to be a great experience, which helped them to find more rewarding jobs.

In the report, it was identified that learners develop useful new skills and knowledge across the different courses, and that they feel safe and secure when attending the hubs.

Tutors were recognised for providing an inclusive learning environment and ensuring learners have a good understanding of what they are being taught.

The inspectors also commented that the curriculum has been successfully transformed and safeguarding policies and procedures have been implemented effectively.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for Adults and Health, said:

“It is fantastic that the Ofsted inspectors have recognised the hard work and improvements that have been made to offer a high-quality provision for the North Lincolnshire community.

“Career development and gaining skills for employment is at the heart of what Adult Education and Community Learning do. They work to help learners achieve their goals and ambitions in their careers, which is clear throughout the inspectors’ report.”

For information on Adult Education and Community Learning, including the courses on offer, visit www.northlincsadulteducation.co.uk or telephone 01724 297146. Alternatively call in at Ashby Community Hub, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe DN16 2UT and speak with the customers service team.