I am writing to share with you details of the Ofsted inspection of our schools which took place in April 2019.
While the report highlighted many positive strengths of the school, the Schools’ performance, was graded requires improvement for Teaching and Learning and Outcomes for Pupils; the overall rating provided was ‘inadequate’.
The main concerns in the report were focused on procedures around risk assessments, safeguarding and the consistency of our teaching, referrals and record-keeping. I have already begun to take measures to ensure we address all the issues raised by Ofsted.
In order to minimise pupil disruption, the next teaching training days will also be brought forward to just after the next exam period in June 2019. The focus of these training days will be to deliver child protection training, in addition to addressing other issues in the report, such as inconsistent record-keeping.
Along with our work to address the issues raised, it is worth also highlighting some of the positive assessments in the Ofsted report. The inspectors praised our positive relationships with pupils and our broad curriculum, noting that: ‘Pupils study a broad curriculum that enables them to achieve qualifications that help them to progress successfully to their next steps.’ It also highlighted ‘effective careers guidance and work experience opportunities’, enabling students to have an understanding of varied employment opportunities.
The full report is published below, which includes details of the areas in which we will be making changes. If you have any questions about the report and want to know more about the steps we are taking to improve in the areas identified by Ofsted please do not hesitate to contact the school. We are confident that the initiatives we are putting in place, along with our dedicated staff, will help us return the school to its previously ‘Good’ Ofsted status.
Executive Vice Principal - Catch22 Schools
In 2017-18, we had 22 KS4 students take exams their results were as follows:
90% of students completed English and Maths
English (Highest Result)
|Functional Skills Level 1||70%|
|Functional Skills Entry Level 3||20%|
Maths (Highest Result)
Functional Skills Level 1 and 2
Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Further information about school performance can be found on the Department of Education school and college performance website.
Parents and carers are encouraged to give feedback about the school to Ofsted directly, using the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire.
17/18- 15 year 11 leavers- 60% progressed into FE college and 6% into Employment with training