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Direct learning support in colleges: a survey of current practice

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Ofsted

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untitled Of particular interest to: Age group Published Reference no. Direct learning support in colleges: a survey of current practice Many adults and 16–18-year-old learners in colleges need extra help to enable them to reach their full potential in their studies. In 2005/06 inspectors from Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) evaluated the quality of the literacy, numeracy and language support learners receive in 29 colleges across the country. The colleges were selected because they had received good or better grades for their Skills for Life provision in a previous inspection. Post-16 January 2007 HMI 2368 Learning support managers; Skills for Life managers © Crown copyright 2007 Document reference number: HMI 2368 Website: www.ofsted.gov.uk This document may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial educational purposes, provided that the information quoted is reproduced without adaptation and the source and date of publication are stated. Contents Executive summary 2 Key findings 3 Recommendations 4 Background 4 Achievement and standards 5 The quality of provision 6 Leadership and management 10 Notes 13 Further information 13 Annex: colleges visited for the survey 14 Direct learning support in colleges 2 Executive summary Many adults and 16–18-year-old learners in colleges need extra help to enable them to reach their full potential in their studies. In 2005/06 inspectors from Ofsted and the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) evaluated the quality of support for literacy, numeracy and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) in 29 colleges across the country, including general further education (GFE) and sixth form colleges. The colleges were selected because they had received good or better grades for their Skills for Life provision in a previous inspection. This report also draws on the findings from

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