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School OFSTED Presentation


7.1       Caroline Parker, Head of Service-Early Years Youth & Family Support and Mark Storey, Head of Education Standards & Achievement gave a brief overview of the recent results of the Ofsted inspections.


7.2       The Committee considered a brief presentation of Longhill school by Kay Williams and two pupils, Ellie and Charlie on the progress achieved in regards to the learning environment, new uniforms and behaviour. It was further stated that students had adopted a more mature approach while attending school and that there was more of a challenge in lessons, as a result, the differing levels of difficulty on offer had helped to nurture a more engaging environment.


7.3       Councillor Brown praised the positive work being achieved and congratulates members and staff for the outcomes following new processes in place.


7.4       Councillor Cattell emphasised the positivity of both students who attended the meeting to provide their overview.


7.5       Councillor O’Quinn welcomed the brief update by both pupils and congratulated Longhill School on its recent achievement.


7.6       Ms James welcomed the update and thanked the pupils for attending.


7.7       Councillor Phillips noted the excellent outcome achieved in a short space of time.


7.8       Mr Glazebrook requested further clarification on the number of BME school exclusions in the city.


7.9       Jo Lyons, Assistant Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning referred to the Hidden Children report and stated that many children were missing an education. She stated that data on BME was being looked at and included a range of strategies, dialogue and services supporting schools. It was noted that all vulnerable groups were being considered with a view to address various issues.


7.10    Pinaki Ghoshal, Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning congratulated Longhill School on their achievement.


7.11    RESOLVED – that the Committee agreed to note the presentation.

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