|Independent learning provider|
|Effectiveness of leadership and management||GOOD|
|Quality of teaching, learning and assessment||GOOD|
|Personal development, behaviour and welfare||GOOD|
|Outcomes for learners||GOOD|
|16 to 19 study programmes||GOOD|
Summary of Key Findings
This is a good provider
Leaders and all staff very successfully transform the lives of young people.
The highly flexible and personalised curriculum ensures that learners develop at their own pace and make good progress.
Effectiveness of leadership and management
The links and partnership working with employers, the local authority and voluntary and statutory agencies are very good.
Learning programmes meet the needs of learners very effectively.
Mutual respect, tolerance and the valuing of all staff and learners are central to the work of Bridge Training.
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Formal and informal learning support is very good, and in the best examples is exceptional. Leaders, managers and tutors quickly get to know their learners and work hard to provide a stable environment.
Learners are involved well in setting their own personal and social goals and quickly start to take responsibility for actions that will enable them to achieve them. Tutors and managers build strong and productive relationships with parents and carers.
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
Learners develop very positive attitudes towards employment as a result of the excellent links with employers. A good range of employers visit Bridge Training to provide information, challenge learners’ attitudes towards work, take part in mock interviews and attend the careers events. A good proportion of learners progress to employment because of the links with these supportive employers.
Learners feel very safe, secure, respected and well supported by tutors, mangers and in the workplace.
The health and wellbeing of learners are a very high priority of staff. Tutors encourage learners to develop healthier lifestyles and provide practical support such as vouchers that they can exchange for health lunches in local cafes and bakeries. Where necessary staff offer practical support to enable learners to buy appropriate clothes for interviews or work experience.
Outcomes for learners
Employers speak highly of the vocational skills learners gain at Bridge training, as well as the support that the learners receive to enable them progress towards employment.
Learners take pride in their work. They learn to respect each other and understand that an inappropriate behaviour or a lack of commitment can severely restrict their chances of progressing into work or gaining further qualifications.
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