DN Colleges Group

Name DN Colleges Group
Website http://www.dncolleges.ac.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Kingsway, Scunthorpe, DN17 1AJ
Phone Number 01302553553
Type Further Education
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority North Lincolnshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 May 2014)
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Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is good because: The proportion of students aged 16 to 18 completing their course successfully is outstanding. Very strong partnerships help students to develop good employability skills. Teachers have strong industry experience and provide much good or better teaching, with most students progressing to relevant further and higher education or employment. Exemplary pastoral support for students, particularly those who are vulnerable, helps students to complete their course successfully. Students value the welcoming, friendly and safe atmosphere of the college and develop good attitudes to learning. Outstanding leadership and management have established robust and rigorous performance management and self-assessment that drives improvement in areas of underperformance. The broad range of provision meets local and regional needs very well. This is not yet an outstanding provider because: The success rates of a minority of courses are low, particularly GCSE and AS subjects. Teachers do not always meet the individual needs of all students in lessons by stretching the most able students and using the results of initial assessments in their teaching. A minority of curriculum areas do not use the college?s virtual learning environment sufficiently or promote diversity issues in lessons. The observation process for evaluating teaching and learning does not focus sufficiently on the learning taking place and not all teachers receive an improvement plan after their observation. The quality of foundation English provision requires improvement, particularly the standard of students? written work.