Agenda item - School OFSTED Presentation
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School OFSTED Presentation
60.1 The Head of Education Standards and Achievement provided an update on schools which had recently been inspected by Ofsted
60.2 The Head of Cardinal Newman Catholic School gave a brief overview of the results; he noted the significance of the score as being above national average both at primary and secondary.
60.3 Councillor Taylor noted the recurring theme of middle leaders. He enquired if particular work was taking place to make sure outstanding schools are not caught out.
60.4 The Head of Safer Communities stated that there is not an issue in regards to the leadership. She further confirmed that work is taking place to build up middle leaders.
60.5 The Head of Cardinal Newman Catholic School stated that Cardinal Newman has 2260 students and is constantly working to achieve consistency at the highest level. He noted that there are many middle leaders that provide good role models for pupils; he further confirmed that a large amount of development is supplied to middle leaders. He gave by way of example the effort of Cardinal Newman to send 25 middle and senior leaders on national college courses.
60.6 The Head of Education Standards and Achievement stated that there was only an issue regarding specific primary schools and that this was not taking place across the board.
60.7 RESOLVED- That the report be noted.