REDCAR Adult Learning Service has maintained its ‘Good’ grade at a recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspectors met with a range of staff, had discussions with appropriate partners and support agencies, as well as observing lessons and reviews.

The inspectors reported that: “The Service delivers a broad curriculum which meets the needs and interests of the local community well and includes family learning, community learning and accredited courses. Learners engage in programmes that develop their skills and knowledge well, which helps them to progress to courses on which they can achieve relevant qualifications.”

Councillor Craig Hannaway, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, said: “Our Adult Learning Service delivers a thorough curriculum, from great courses people can do for fun and self-enrichment to those with a firm focus on employment-related subjects like literacy, maths and computer skills.

“Improving skills improves job prospects and our team works really hard to make sure that all learners are as equipped as possible to enter the job market.

“But learning is its own reward so I’m very pleased that Ofsted has also recognised the value of our other courses like baking and family history.

“I’d like to say congratulations and well done to all the staff in achieving the Ofsted ‘Good’ rating.”

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