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Gateshead Council's LearningSkills service praised

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Adult learners and apprentices in Gateshead are benefiting from a very good service from learning and skills tutors who are committed to improving the lives of the people of Gateshead, according to an Ofsted report.

An inspection across Gateshead Council's LearningSkills service took place in January which looked at adult education including provision for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities; study programmes and traineeships as well as apprenticeships for young people.

The report highlighted that:

1.       Staff focus well on preparing learners and apprentices for life and work in modern Britain.

2.       Learners flourish in the safe and welcoming learning environments that staff create.

3.       Learners gain a range of new and enhanced knowledge and skills such as communication and digital skills, which are useful to them in their everyday life, in their search for employment and at work.

4.       Younger learners develop very good practical construction skills which are well matched to local job opportunities.

5.       Learners and apprentices benefit from the support and care that they receive from their tutors and support workers. 

6.       Staff work well with employers if apprentices experience difficulties that impact on their work.

Councillor Malcolm Brain, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: "Gateshead Council has pledged to put people and families at the heart of everything that we do. I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised that the managers and staff of our LearningSkills service share the vision of the Council to ensure that local communities thrive and that they are committed to improving the lives of the people of Gateshead."

Staff across the service are described throughout the report as "committed", "focused", "welcoming", "supportive" and "caring". Inspectors also noted that "leaders and managers at all levels have an accurate understanding of what they need to improve and how they need to develop the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve".

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Caroline O'Neill, Strategic Director for Children, Adults and Families, said: "We are delighted this report confirms what we already know - that our staff are committed to supporting the people of Gateshead gain not only the skills, but the confidence, to succeed in improving their knowledge, their employment prospects and their working lives.

"The report has highlighted only four areas where improvement is needed. We know what needs to improve and already have plans in place to ensure we continue to build on our successes to support learners at whatever stage of life they are at."

The full report can be read here: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50144172

 

Learningskills
14 February 2020

Adult learners and apprentices in Gateshead are benefiting from a very good service from learning and skills tutors who are committed to improving the lives of the people of Gateshead, according to an Ofsted report.

An inspection across Gateshead Council's LearningSkills service took place in January which looked at adult education including provision for people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities; study programmes and traineeships as well as apprenticeships for young people.

The report highlighted that:

1.       Staff focus well on preparing learners and apprentices for life and work in modern Britain.

2.       Learners flourish in the safe and welcoming learning environments that staff create.

3.       Learners gain a range of new and enhanced knowledge and skills such as communication and digital skills, which are useful to them in their everyday life, in their search for employment and at work.

4.       Younger learners develop very good practical construction skills which are well matched to local job opportunities.

5.       Learners and apprentices benefit from the support and care that they receive from their tutors and support workers. 

6.       Staff work well with employers if apprentices experience difficulties that impact on their work.

Councillor Malcolm Brain, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: "Gateshead Council has pledged to put people and families at the heart of everything that we do. I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised that the managers and staff of our LearningSkills service share the vision of the Council to ensure that local communities thrive and that they are committed to improving the lives of the people of Gateshead."

Staff across the service are described throughout the report as "committed", "focused", "welcoming", "supportive" and "caring". Inspectors also noted that "leaders and managers at all levels have an accurate understanding of what they need to improve and how they need to develop the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve".

Browse our adult learning courses

Caroline O'Neill, Strategic Director for Children, Adults and Families, said: "We are delighted this report confirms what we already know - that our staff are committed to supporting the people of Gateshead gain not only the skills, but the confidence, to succeed in improving their knowledge, their employment prospects and their working lives.

"The report has highlighted only four areas where improvement is needed. We know what needs to improve and already have plans in place to ensure we continue to build on our successes to support learners at whatever stage of life they are at."

The full report can be read here: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50144172

 

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