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Cad jan 2012

  1. 1. Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service
  2. 2. Adult Learning and the continuum of learning <ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Further Education (Adult Responsiveness Funding- emphasis on employability) </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Adult and Community Learning (Adult Safeguard Funding- emphasis on engagement and inclusion) </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Self organised learning e.g. U3A, Clubs etc </li></ul>
  3. 3. ESOL National Strategy <ul><li>Government funding through Adult responsiveness funding and Adult safeguard fund </li></ul><ul><li>Not free but some limited protection through the learner support fund </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on employability and the “very hard to reach” </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications based </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are we? <ul><li>A service situated within Hertfordshire County Council </li></ul><ul><li>Contracted by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver informal adult learning opportunities to local communities </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we do? <ul><li>Commission and deliver informal adult and family learning </li></ul><ul><li>Courses delivered in Community venues/colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Courses range from 1 to 60 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Main areas of delivery are ICT, Arts and Preparation for Life and Work (including Family Learning and ESOL) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Funding and Targets <ul><li>2011-12 HAFLS received £2.7 million </li></ul><ul><li>Target 13,248 learners </li></ul><ul><li>15% of the budget for management costs </li></ul><ul><li>85% of the budget covers commissioned provision and the direct delivery Family Learning Team </li></ul>
  7. 7. Government funded Informal Adult Learning <ul><li>Universal access to learning with funding directed to those who are most in need (fees policy). </li></ul><ul><li>Residency qualification to access public funding </li></ul><ul><li>Usually short “engagement” courses </li></ul><ul><li>Age range 19+ to over 100 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Government funded Informal Adult Learning <ul><li>Courses contribute to a wide range of government agenda including health and well being, employability, civic engagement, capacity building for local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Wide definition of progression including employment, other learning, improved physical and mental well being, confidence, volunteering </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adult Learning <ul><li>Subcontracted to 21 learning providers </li></ul><ul><li>4 Colleges, Voluntary and Community Sector and Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>15,208 Enrolments </li></ul><ul><li>11,841 Learners </li></ul>
  10. 10. Family Learning <ul><li>Support parents to develop their own skills (Literacy, language and numeracy) and the skills to support their children’s learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Free access to learning for parents and children. </li></ul><ul><li>Family Language courses for parents for whom English is their second language. </li></ul><ul><li>17 Family language courses delivered 2010/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualised Speaking and Listening qualification </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who we deliver to…. <ul><li>39% of delivery in the Top 50 most deprived wards in Hertfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>16% BME learners </li></ul><ul><li>26% are aged over 60 </li></ul><ul><li>16% are learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>3.4 % have mental health problems </li></ul>
  12. 12. ESOL Provision <ul><li>Family Language </li></ul><ul><li>Isolated women in Watford </li></ul><ul><li>Short community courses delivered by the 4 FE colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Community based engagement courses in Dacorum, Bishops Stortford and Watford delivered by Voluntary and Community Organisations </li></ul>
  13. 13. HAFLS ESOL courses 2010-11 <ul><li>498 enrolments on ESOL courses </li></ul><ul><li>2.65% of HAFLS subcontracted provision </li></ul><ul><li>10% of ESOL enrolments are men </li></ul><ul><li>26.6% non white engagement in non-ESOL courses </li></ul><ul><li>42% of BME enrolments are on Preparation for Life and Work courses </li></ul><ul><li>18% of BME enrolments are on ICT courses </li></ul>
  14. 14. Issues for delivery <ul><li>Limited funding </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining and improving quality of provision </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Family pressures </li></ul>
  15. 15. What learners say…… <ul><li>Better than cigarettes, anti-depressants and drink! </li></ul><ul><li>I learnt how to keep safe and keep my partner safe when we are out’ </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to your help, I got the job I wanted which I could not have done before these lessons </li></ul>
  16. 16. Quality- Ofsted <ul><li>Effectiveness of provision </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Management ( includes Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity) </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome for Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Subject areas </li></ul>
  17. 17. Inspection <ul><li>2-3 weeks notice </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts a week </li></ul><ul><li>Learner focused </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to classes </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Observations </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with managers, providers, learners </li></ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul>
  18. 18. Grading system <ul><li>Outstanding </li></ul><ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfactory </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate </li></ul>
  19. 19. Ofsted –November 2008 <ul><li>Service graded “satisfactory” overall </li></ul><ul><li>Family Learning, Equality and Diversity and Capacity to improve graded “Good” </li></ul><ul><li>“The council’s strategy to develop provision to meet the needs and interests of the most vulnerable communities across Hertfordshire is very effective.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. HAFLS Quality Monitoring <ul><li>Reflects Ofsted and SAF requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Quality monitoring visits </li></ul><ul><li>Joint lesson observations </li></ul><ul><li>Desk monitoring (data, enrolment forms, RARPA evidence) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional data on progression </li></ul><ul><li>Performance against target including EDIMs </li></ul>
  21. 21. Areas covered <ul><li>Safeguarding </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of teaching and learning ( Teacher qualifications, lesson observation, schemes of work, learner work etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner voice (feedback forms, focus groups) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner support ( Disability, Literacy, Language, Numeracy needs </li></ul>
  22. 22. Current Developments in Informal Adult and Community Learning <ul><li>National Budget protected until 2015(£210m) </li></ul><ul><li>National Review of Adult Safeguarded Learning as part of the reform of Further Education </li></ul><ul><li>New Vision for IACL </li></ul><ul><li>More accountability to local communities </li></ul>
  23. 23. Purpose of Government Supported Community Learning <ul><li>Maximise access to community learning for adults, bringing new opportunities and improving lives, whatever people’s circumstances. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote social renewal by bringing local communities together to experience the joy of learning and the pride that comes with achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise the impact of community learning on the social and economic well-being of individuals, families and communities </li></ul>
  24. 24. For further information on HAFLS see link below