A SPECIALIST college is making "reasonable progress."

Cambian Dilston College, in Corbridge, was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in September 2021.

But at a monitoring visit this March, inspectors said the independent college was taking steps to improve.

The focus of the visit was to evaluate the progress that leaders and managers have made in addressing the main areas for improvement identified at the previous inspection.

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In the key themes: to what extent have leaders and managers implemented actions to rectify the serious safeguarding concerns identified during the previous inspection; to what extent have leaders and managers improved the rigour and effectiveness of the quality improvement process in order to tackle weaknesses swiftly and to what extent have leaders and governors improved governance arrangements to ensure that governors are able to hold leaders and managers to account for the quality of
education and support that learners receive, the college had made "reasonable progress."

The college, which had previously been rated "good", was judged inadequate for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and provision for learners with high needs.

The college offers day and residential placements of up to 52 weeks a year for young people with a learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or other complex needs.

At the time of the inspection, 18 young people attended the college, 15 of whom were on programmes that were in scope for the inspection.

The college was put on the market by Mencap in 2013 and was taken over by Cambian Group in 2014.

“Dilston College is pleased that our regulators noted the progress that has been made during their most recent visit", a spokeswoman for the Cambian Group said.

"We expect this progress to continue and are grateful to our staff for all their ongoing commitment.”