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INSPECTORS have praised an education authority for its work with families.

Education regulator Ofsted spoke to adult learners taught by Hampshire County Council.

It praised the way the authority helped encourage adults back into education to improve their children and their own maths and literacy.

Councillor Keith Mans, executive lead member for children’s services at the county council, said: ‘This is excellent news. I am really pleased that the adult community learning work that we lead in Hampshire has been recognised.

‘My congratulations go to all those at the county council, and our partners, that work so hard to ensure high standards are both set and met.

‘The benefits from the joint learning experience are manifold.

‘Crucially, family learning programmes can contribute to improvements in children’s educational attainment and, at the same time, adults’ job prospects can broadened as well.

‘This area of work is also a very good example of how we are fulfilling our strategic aims to improve health and wellbeing for all and to promote economic prosperity in Hampshire.’

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