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Ofsted July 2023

As part of a full Ofsted inspection by Smart Training and Recruitment in July 2023, the organisation was awarded as a Good Provider. We are incredibly proud of the result achieved.

This is what Ofsted said:

  • Learners are highly motivated and committed to their learning. They rightly value the supportive and positive relationships they have with each other and staff. As a result, learners feel able to share their ideas, debate concepts and express their opinions, which helps them to develop professionally and enrich their characters.
  • Learners are well supported by caring staff, who understand their aspirations and needs well. Learners justifiably appreciate the inclusive and respectful behaviours staff exemplify, quickly adopting these values themselves. Consequently, most learners develop and grow as individuals, which enables them to play a fuller role in the workplace and wider society.
  • Leaders and staff work closely with employers to coordinate apprentices learning successfully. Most apprentices are supported well by work-based mentors or managers who provide them with valuable opportunities to apply and reinforce their learning at work.
  • Leaders place a high priority on safeguarding. Members of staff talk to learners about safeguarding during their induction and throughout their programme. Consequently, nearly all learners know the potential signs of concern and who to speak to for help.
  • Leaders work closely with employers and other stakeholders to understand their skills requirements thoroughly. Leaders use this knowledge effectively to inform the content of the curriculum so that learners acquire the skills, knowledge and behaviours valued by employers.
  • Staff have a detailed understanding of the additional needs of learners. They give effective support, including for those with special educational needs and/or disabilities ( SEND). For example, they provide helpful one to one support for learners with dyspraxia As a result, all learners including those with SEND, participate in learning fully and achieve well.
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