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Pathway to outstanding — Blackpool Adult Community Learning


Pathway to outstanding aimed to improve teaching learning and assessment, Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) methods, and learners’ use of English spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) in adult learning. It was a Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) project in 2016, between three adult learning services, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire. Their approach included staff training and developing cross-service practitioner groups to provide peer support and learning, quality assurance, and piloting. The challenges they faced included tutors’ time for training and learners’ hesitancy with RARPA. Outcomes included a new RARPA tracking tool which they have gone on to use more widely, increased staff motivation, and engagement with RARPA, and improved learner outcomes with SPaG.

Audience: Practitioners
Web link for this resource: Blackpool OTLA 2 Case study