Newcastle City Learning (NEET) received a visit from Kenton councillor and Vice Chair of the local authority’s Economy, Skills and jobs committee, Stephen Lambert.
Cllr Lambert went to see how NEET are addressing the needs of their young people, and how they tackle the issues around engagement for individuals who have been disaffected by previous learning experiences.
Cllr Lambert said: ”I was most impressed with the quality of learning and teaching taking place in small classes.
“All of the learners were engaged and on task. It was a pleasure to meet some of the students and their tutors in a relaxed, calm, and inclusive setting. It was clear that there was much outstanding work going on.”
Newcastle City Learning has been offering alternative post-16 provision including relevant courses for several years.
A spokesperson from Newcastle City Learn said: ”In our smaller environment learners receive very individualised support, and study a variety of pathways including construction, Beauty, Travel and Tourism, Customer Service, Working Life, and Independence.