Teaching and Learning Policy

Control of document: Senior Management Group

Policy aims and intention

This policy aims to support the Adult Community Learning Essex  

Service delivery of high quality, inclusive teaching, learning and assessment which meets individual needs, leads to successful outcomes, promotes progression to employment, progression within employment or to further study, and has a positive impact on families and communities.

Responsibility group: Senior Leadership Team

Last review date: August 2023

Next review date: August 2024

Audience: All managers, curriculum staff, tutors, assessors, all support staff, learners, employers

The Policy

Learners are entitled to:

  • information and advice
  • assessment of learning needs
  • appropriate learning support
  • a safe and supportive learning environment
  • qualified and appropriately trained staff
  • good, well paced, well planned, structured, stimulating teaching and learning opportunities
  • effective and timely assessment
  • monitoring of progress and regular feedback
  • differentiation of learning
  • appropriate resources; including access to online-learning
  • inclusive approach which recognises diverse needs
  • advice on progression opportunities

Method of implementation

All aspects of the learner experience are promoted and embedded through the following policies and strategies:

RARPA Moderation

Mentoring policy

Staff development policy

Monitoring and attendance policy

Safeguarding and Prevent policy

Harassment and Bullying policy

Positive Behaviours Policy

Learning Support policy

Internal Quality Assurance

Observation of Session Visit

Diversity and Equality policy

Fitness to Learn Policy

Monitoring and Evaluating the Policy

The quality of teaching and learning is monitored through:

Observation of teaching and learning/OTL development plans

Retention and achievement analysis

Annual Self-Assessment and Improvement Planning

On course and end of course learner satisfaction surveys

Compliments, comments and complaints

Performance Development

End of Course Evaluations

External moderation (EQA) reports

Internal moderation (IQA) reports

Learner progression statistics

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