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A City Learning Centre

An evaluation for Eston CLC

The Redcar and Cleveland City Learning Centre is part of a national network of 105 CLCs whose aim is to provide enhanced learning opportunities across the whole curriculum for pupils and teachers and to offer access to education to the wider community.  Within this CLCs have identified core functions that determine the scope of a City Learning Centre’s activity.

This study covers one aspect of the activity of the CLC, which involves the provision of full day curriculum experiences for schools, which have been evaluated using a common instrument.  This has facilitated a comparison of the responses of staff and pupils and their assessments of the effectiveness of the provision and its contribution to learning.

It must be stressed that the findings here do not reflect the totality of the CLC’s activity and its impact in other areas. Much of the activity with secondary schools is provided using alternative models and evaluated differently to the experiences recorded in this report.  Similarly, the out of hours courses – including award winning summer schools – have their own review mechanisms.

Eston CLC CPD Evaluation