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Adult Learning and Leisure. Community based Learning and the Skills Strategy. LSRN Seminar. 7 July 2006. Steve Lay Somerset County Council Adult Learning & Leisure. It is Adult Learning and Leisure’s intention to develop a reputation for excellence in:.

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adult learning and leisure

Adult Learning and Leisure

Community based Learning and the Skills Strategy

LSRN Seminar

7 July 2006

Steve Lay

Somerset County Council

Adult Learning & Leisure

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It is Adult Learning and Leisure’s intention to develop a reputation for excellence in:

  • Meeting the needs of learners at entry and level one
  • The delivery of return to learn courses
  • Providing local community-based learning opportunities across Somerset in a wide range of venues at all times of the year
  • Providing access to essentialskills
  • Engaging with disaffected and hard to reach learners
  • Recreational learning
  • Developing skills within Somerset’s workforce
adult learning leisure vision
Adult Learning & Leisure Vision

‘Excellent Learning and Leisure opportunities for everyone’

  • Equality and diversity
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Social inclusion
  • Community cohesion
  • Economic regeneration
adult learning inspectorate
Adult Learning Inspectorate
  • Report published in February 2006
  • 21 Inspectors – 156 inspector days
  • 609 learner interviews
  • 180 visits to centres
  • 52 partner/external agency interviews
  • 228 interviews with staff
  • 206 lessons observed – totalling 93 hours
inspection outcomes
Inspection outcomes
  • Ali ‘Bronze’ Award
  • Lesson Observations: 55% Outstanding or Good

38% Satisfactory

7% Inadequate

  • Leadership and Management – Grade 2 (Good)
  • Equality of Opportunity – Grade 2
  • Capacity to make further improvements – Grade 2
  • Community Development – Grade 2
  • Health, public services and care – Grade 2
  • Preparation for life and work, contributory grade:

Return to Learn – Grade 2

key findings
Key findings:
  • Strong strategic leadership
  • Good management of change
  • Productive partnership arrangements
  • Good promotion of equality and diversity
  • Successful initiatives to widen participation
adult learning and leisure priorities
Adult Learning and Leisure Priorities
  • Skills for Life – literacy and numeracy
  • Full Level 2 provision
  • Employer Engagement – Workforce reform
  • Family Learning
  • Personal and Community Development Learning
partnership development
Partnership Development
  • Vulnerable groups
  • First steps learning
  • Community groups
  • Adults from deprived wards
  • Neighbourhood Learning in Deprived Communities (NLDC)
accessibility
Accessibility
  • One third of users travel less than a mile
  • Use of over 400 community venues
  • Significant premises improvements
  • Extensive use of Somerset Total Communication
equality and diversity
Equality and Diversity
  • Disability and Minority Ethnic Workers
  • 60 Learning Support Workers
  • 8 Learning Advisers
  • Impartial information advice and guidance
  • 10 Widening Participation Project Workers
independence well being and choice
‘Independence, Well-being and Choice’
  • Personalised learning programmes
  • Support for Carers
  • Health and well-being – fitness and leisure
  • Partnership for Older People Project
  • Voluntary and Community Sector enabling partnerships
  • LearnDirect partnership with Cultural Service (Libraries)
independence well being and choice cont
‘Independence, Well-being and Choice’ – Cont ..
  • Family Learning projects with Heritage Service
  • ESF ESOL project
  • Economic Regeneration – Train to Gain bid
  • Workforce Reform
  • Children and Young Peoples Plan
conclusion
Conclusion
  • What next?
  • Reading the crystal ball
  • Skills needed for the future?
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