Agenda item - School OFSTED Presentation
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School OFSTED Presentation
Verbal update on any Ofsted Inspections held since the last meeting of the Committee
61.1 The Head of Standards & Achievement: Education & Skills provided an update on schools which had recently been inspected by Ofsted.
61.2 The Committee were advised that Ofsted had given a Good rating to four local schools in the past two months. The four schools were: Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary, Aldrington Church of England Primary, and Carden Primary. This meant that 91.7% of all schools in the city were now rated as Good or Outstanding, which was higher than the national average of 89%. Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) had recently been inspected; as yet the results had not been confirmed but it was expected to receive a Good rating.
61.3 Councillor Phillips noted that currently the percentage of secondary schools rated as Good or Outstanding was 70%, which was below the national average of 78% and asked if the expected results of BACA would change that figure. The Head of Standards & Achievement: Education & Skills said it would and if BACA received a Good rating, it would increase the percentage to 80%.
61.4 Mr Jones asked if future updates could provide information on the number of schools rated as Outstanding. It was agreed that that would be provided.
61.5 Councillor Daniel said the results were fantastic and wanted to thank the Head Teachers and Governors of those schools, and the in-house team who supported the schools.
61.6 The Chair echoed Councillor Daniel’s comments and thanked everyone for their work on improving and supporting the schools.
61.7 RESOLVED: That the update be noted.