Community learning and development (CLD) in the Penicuik area has received a mixed report from Education Scotland.
The report looked at early years and family learning and partnership work with Penicuik High.
Key strengths included the CLD programme in improving lives, the success of young people and adult learners gaining employment and further learning, and partnership work in early years.
The inspectors found “significant” improvements were needed.
Learning provision could be better planned and co-ordinated and CLD partners need to look at improving joint planning and making best use of resources.
Education Scotland will monitor progress and will revisit the learning community within a year.