Education inspectors have praised a scheme to provide training and work placements for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities in Enfield.

The programme, which was launched in partnership with West Lea School in Edmonton, was rated good in all areas following an Ofsted inspection in June.

Ofsted said the council had “developed very strong partnerships with local employers and with West Lea School to provide relevant and high-quality internships for learners”.

The report adds that learners produce high standards of work in the workplace, which prepares them well for future employment.

But inspectors also identified areas for improvement, with learners’ progress on English and maths lagging behind expectations.

Established in September last year, the initiative allows youngsters to spend four days in the workplace and one day in classroom-based learning at a local library.

They are given opportunities to work in a range of placements in line with their career goals, including horticulture, early-years settings and retail outlets.

There are currently 12 people on the programme.

Cabinet member for children’s services Cllr Achilleas Georgiou said: “We are extremely proud of this rating by Ofsted.

“I would like to congratulate the council’s leaders, managers and partners – particularly West Lea School – for providing high-quality training that for many of the young adults leads to paid employment.

“But we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue to monitor and make improvements to the scheme to ensure the best possible outcomes for all participants.”