Adult Ed gets good report

It’s rather pleasing that Kingston’s Adult Education service has had a good report from Ofsted. Those that run it are, justifiably, proud of their achievement.

We ran a major scrutiny exercise on the service from the Residents Services Overview Panel some four or five years ago, and I hope this may  have born some fruit. Of major concern at the time was the future of non-accredited courses in things like pottery and upholstery. I wonder what has happened to these in the interim, since I notice that the Council’s press release refers to modern foreign languages but not to matters of this sort. As I write this, Daphne is attending a course in drawing in Sutton………

About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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