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Progress reviews take place in several inspection contexts. Essentially they are a point in time when all parties involved in training take a step back and look at the progress being made by a learner towards completing their individual learning plan. They also involve setting targets to further complete the plan. In work-based learning they occur in the workplace and involve the employer. They check learner welfare, progress in training, while reinforcing equality of opportunity and health and safety
How does the way you use progress reviews to support learners compare with that of the most effective provision seen on inspection?
The following strengths and areas for improvement have been taken from recent inspection reports across the Ofsted Learning and Skills remit.
If you were given a similar area for improvement bullet at the end of your last inspection, self assessed this area as an area for improvement, or want to work to avoid such areas for improvement, then consider what inspectors judge to be key.
What training have staff who conduct progress reviews received?
How are reviews included as part of induction for learners (and employers)?
How is their importance covered in handbooks for learners (and employers)?
How does your planning for when progress reviews should take place reflect the needs of individual learners?
How do you monitor that progress review meetings are held when they are supposed to be?
How do you check that actions and targets set at one meeting are reviewed at the next?
How do you check that learners and employers understand the targets set at progress reviews?
How are additional support needs included at progress review meetings?
Can you show that individual learning plans are amended at progress review meetings?
How do those involved at the meetings receive a copy of the review record?
How do you know that those involved find the progress review meetings useful?
Depending on the age of learners, how do you keep the parents/guardians of learners informed about progress?
How are progress review meetings included as part of quality improvement procedures and activities?
Does this give you information on both the completion of review paperwork and the actual process?
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