Ofsted gives a glowing report on the city’s Community Learning Service

In a new Ofsted report, a ‘good’ rating and high praise has been awarded to the passionate teachers, managers and leaders at The Learning Place, run by Portsmouth City Council. Ofsted recently inspected the community learning service at The Learning Place in the North End to see how well adult learning courses are being delivered.

Ofsted reported that

“Adult learners produce high quality work and gain the confidence and motivation to continue their education or employment”

“Learners rightly feel well supported by passionate, experienced and well-qualified teachers, managers and leaders who excite and engage learners in the subjects they study”

Cllr Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Education at Portsmouth City Council, said:

“I am pleased that Ofsted inspectors have praised our community learning service, in particular our passionate staff at The Learning Place and the results they achieve with our adult learners to inspire them to grow in confidence and to move forward, often in employment”

Portsmouth City Council’s Community Learning Service offers adult learning courses based primarily on community and family learning, as well as English, maths and English courses for speakers of other languages . This service also offers learning standards for level 3 business administrator, level 3 educational assistant and level 4 and 5 medico-social.

Alan Lowe Enterprise Centers Manager at Portsmouth City Council said

“The Learning Place has really helped our Corporate Centers team with recruitment and training. Three out of six employees of our administrative team have successfully completed their apprenticeship in business administration and are now full-time employees.

For more information https://learn.portsmouth.gov.uk/

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