OFSTED Report November 2016

Making good progress to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ provision

McArthur Dean Training is delighted to announce that a recent Ofsted inspection has confirmed that we are making good progress to becoming an ‘Outstanding’ provider.

Following a short inspection in November 2016, the recently published report states that management ‘make very good use of clear, detailed strategic and business plans to maintain a clear focus on your primary goal to deliver outstanding provision and you are making good progress to achieve this’.

The report highlighted the fact that ‘the initial advice and guidance that learners receive is very good’ with learners enjoying ‘comprehensive support systems’ and an ‘open door’ policy used by many staff to enable learners to access support as soon as they need it.

Inspectors recognised the high achievement rates delivered and stated that the achievement rates ‘for functional skills qualifications in English and mathematics are significantly above the current national rates and apprentices are also making good progress in their learning programmes’.

It was noted that the ‘positive approach of staff’ helps the learners ‘develop good, high-level skills and knowledge related to their workplace and job role’.  This has resulted in a significant number of learners achieving within the planned time and ‘excellent positive progression’, as they develop their careers.

The report went on to confirm that ‘Safeguarding is effective’.  ‘Apprentices know how to keep themselves safe, have a good understanding of safeguarding and health and safety, and know how to report any issues should they arise’.

Audrey Dawson, Director, is delighted with the report and feels that ‘the comments made serve to reflect the hard work and professionalism of all the staff in our Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby centres’.

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