‘Good’ Ofsted rating for Buckinghamshire Adult Learning


Buckinghamshire Adult Learning, the main provider of part-time learning courses for adults in the county, has received a rating of ‘Good’ in a recent Ofsted inspection.


The programme was praised for the positive impact it has had on the learners, as well as the hard work of the leaders, managers and tutors in tailoring opportunities to their needs and supporting lifelong education, personal development and wellbeing.


Inspectors reported, “Learners develop positive relationships through their participation on adult learning programmes. Single parents and newcomers to the county value the social networks they create on family learning courses. As a result, many learners progress together as groups onto new courses.”


The report also highlighted that learners with high needs have excelled in newly developed internship programmes with the local hospital and a large hotel chain, also gaining personal confidence and becoming valuable members of the workforce thanks to the support from Buckinghamshire Adult Learning.


The diligence and attentiveness of staff also received great praise as inspectors found that “Tutors plan and deliver the curriculum in a logical order to enable learners and apprentices to build their knowledge and skills so that they can retain and apply them."


“Tutors react well to the different starting points and experiences of their learners. They design activities that respond to the issues that learners confront in their wider lives.”


Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Anita Cranmer said of the outcome, “The opportunities and experiences offered by Buckinghamshire Adult Learning are outstanding and it is fantastic to see that this has been recognised in the inspection. Our adult learners’ lives are enriched as a result."


“I look forward to hearing more about the great work of the staff in the future and hope that learners continue to thrive from the programme in years to come.”


The full report can be found at: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50135282

Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Neither good nor poor
Very good