May 15th

The Post Inspection Action Plan (PIAP) has now been published and is being shared with all relevant stakeholders. The plan sets out a comprehensive range of actions that we are taking to meet the improvements which are required, as identified at our most recent College Ofsted visit. The plan was formally launched with staff on the College site on May 11th. The PIAP contains an introduction from our Chair of Governors, Len Parkyn and our CEO & Principal, Simon Charleton. A simple, one page summary has also been produced to provide an ‘at a glance’ overview of the improvements we are making. The PIAP will guide much of the work we do in the coming months and will be referred to in meetings, training workshops and staff supervision. A separate ‘live’ version will be updated regularly with the progress we are making towards our actions and will be used in forthcoming Support and Challenge visits from Ofsted.

The Post Inspection Action Plan summary can be viewed here.

The full Post Inspection Action Plan can be viewed here.

April 24th

Since the last update in March, progress has been made in relation to all 5 key areas highlighted in our Post Inspection Action Plan. A programme of learning walks and lesson observations has been carried out with development points shared with session leaders for implementation. A programme of enhanced training and support is currently being implemented to strengthen teaching, learning and assessment further. Additional training has been planned for May Inset day to include strengthening the approach to English and mathematics across the college and residential provision. Target setting and initial assessment procedures and tools have been reviewed and improved with updated guidance and training ready for implementation. Increased staffing capacity has been developed to support work experience which has enabled additional placements to be secured. Additionally, a major local partner has been identified to work with St John’s on developing a work experience placement programme with negotiations underway.

March 10th

The report was published on March 1st. The new CEO/Principal, who came into post after the Inspection was carried out, has acted swiftly to address the issues identified. The College has responded vigorously already to the actions that we have to take to improve further. Considerable work has already been done to produce a detailed Post-Inspection Action Plan (PIAP) which is available to commissioners. Staffing changes have been implemented to improve teaching and learning. Governor monitoring has been stepped up. Data tracking systems have been improved. There is a clearer focus now on functional literacy and numeracy and new work experience placements have been found.