‘Reasonable progress’ in improvement
INSPECTORS from Ofsted have found Stockport College is making ‘reasonable progress’ in improving most areas, but still have grave concerns over English and maths.
The government watchdog undertook a monitoring visit following an inspection that found the college ‘inadequate’.
And its latest report says that reasonable progress has been made in leaders implementing a clear action plan and systems to monitor student progress.
Also described in the same way were the quality of teaching, apprenticeship programmes and strategies to improve attendance.
But the monitoring visit report states that ‘insufficient progress’ has been made in improving students’ English and maths skills and grades.
The report says: “Leaders and managers have improved the postinspection action plan and are now placing greater priority on the main areas of recommendation identified in the inspection report.
“Senior leaders now set much clearer targets and improvement actions closely monitor the progress that middle managers make in delivering these actions.”