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School OFSTED Presentation

Report of the Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning (copy attached).


47.1    The Head of Education Standards & Achievement and Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support gave a brief overview of the current situation regarding Ofsted            Inspections. It was noted that new results continued to be good at grade 2.


47.2    The Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support noted that the report included details of early years inspections taken since last committee. Various schools were highlighted as needing improvement along with others that had retained outstanding judgement.


47.3    Councillor Simson expressed concern with the grade awarded to Woodingdean School and enquired what support BHCC provided to resolve any issues identified. It was further enquired if Ofsted inspections were extended to other institutions such as after school care.


47.4    The Head of Educations Standards & Achievement stated that BHCC would continue to support all schools and that the Head Teacher would decide if further help was needed.


47.5    The Head of Service – Early Years Youth & Family Support stated that after school clubs only received inspection if there were early years children involved.


47.6    Councillor Simson welcomed the percentage of child minders in the City that had received good Ofsted report.


47.7    Councillor McNair enquired if deep dives were to be main subject that were focused on.


47.8    The Head of Educations Standards & Achievement stated that reading would always come up at every inspection however it was not possible to speculate as to what exactly would be considered.


47.9    AGREED – that the Committee note the presentation

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