Presentation on theme: "Westminster Kingsway College QUALITY. Mission of Westminster Kingsway College: To support all of its students in realising their ambitions as learners."— Presentation transcript:
Westminster Kingsway College QUALITY
Mission of Westminster Kingsway College: To support all of its students in realising their ambitions as learners within a diverse and fully inclusive educational community … We aim to maximise the potential for learning and achievement of each student…
WKC Expectations Quality Self-assessment Curriculum and Departmental Reviews Lesson observations Review Weeks Teaching and Learning Policy Students Survey Assessment Lesson documentation Inspection
Self-Assessment Common Inspection Framework key questions A : Outcomes for learners How well do learners achieve and enjoy their learning? How well do learners improve their economic and social well-being through learning and development? How safe do learners feel? Are learners able to make informed choices about their own health and well being? How well do learners make a positive contribution to the community?
B: Quality of Provision: How effective do teaching, training and assessment support learning and development? How effectively does the provision meet the needs and interests of users? How effectively does the provider use partnerships to develop its provision to meet learners needs? How effective are the care, guidance and support learners receive in helping them to attain their learning goals?
C: Leadership and Management How effectively do leaders and managers raise expectations and promote ambition throughout the organisation How effectively do governors and supervisory bodies provide leadership, direction and challenge? How effectively does the provider promote the safeguarding of learners? How effectively does the provider promote equality and diversity, tackle discrimination and narrow the achievement gap? How effectively does the provider engage with users to support and promote improvement? How effectively does self-assessment improve the quality of provision and outcomes for learners? How efficiently and effectively does the provider use its available resources to secure value for money?
Examples of SAR Quality evidence Student Success rates Retention, Attendance and punctuality Observation of teaching and learning Outcomes of Review Weeks Assessment Student surveys Curriculum management Implementation of Quality improvement plan Etc
REVIEWS Departmental and Team Reviews Meetings each term To monitor progress with the implementation of the improvement plan and the annual agreement To evaluate evidence about the quality of the learning programmes / service provided To plan for further improvement
Examples of Review evidence Data Value-added analysis Learning needs of the cohort Schemes of work, lesson plans, and individual learning plans Lesson Observation Assessment records Assessment Review Tutorial records Student Survey and other forms of feedback from learners Awarding Body reports and feedback Employer and Inspection feedback where applicable
LESSON OBSERVATION Staff observed during the Departmental Review Week New agency staff are observed within the first four weeks of teaching Peer observations organised within the Department
Lesson Observation Identify good practice Areas for improvement and training and development needs Contribute towards individual reviews with teaching staff Measure improvements in standards
Review Weeks A Review is held of each Department by curriculum and cross-college staff Satisfactory departments - once per year; good or outstanding departments - every two years. Scheduled throughout the academic year
Learner Involvement Strategy Integral part of quality improvement Ongoing informal methods of communication Two learner surveys each year Employer surveys are also held to ensure that we are meeting needs
ASSESSMENT AND ASSESSMENT REVIEW To ensure that: the quality of the learners assessment experience is appropriate assessment is consistent and to national standards the requirements of the awarding bodies, national occupational standards and the common inspection framework are met
Assessment Review Processes and documentation AR1 – Assessment and review plan AR2 - Assessment brief quality check AR3 – Feedback on Assessor AR3a – Feedback on Assessor – direct observation