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A message from Mrs Creasey the Headteacher 

Dear Parents and Carers,

I write to you to update you on the progress against the improvement priorities identified following Ofsted. The pace, momentum and excitement to join The Bourne Education Trust continues. Below also are some frequently asked questions regarding the academisation. The due diligence has now been completed and the planned date for officially joining the trust of 1st November 2022 is on track.                                                  

Progress Update on Ofsted Action Points

1: Systems are developed to enable pupils to be monitored over time effectively and monitoring is recorded so that information can be analysed and shared effectively.

  • The use of CPOMS has been extended so that all staff can staff record concerns electronically
  • Safeguarding records held are detailed and provide a comprehensive chronology
  • Daily and weekly safeguarding behaviour monitoring forms have been implemented and all staff understand how to use these and children’s behaviour is monitored effectively over time
  • All behaviour monitoring forms are reviewed at DSL risk and review meetings
  • All DSLs have attended “ Recording and Concerns and Peer Audit” training

2: Leaders need to ensure that they develop their understanding, so that they can effectively identify the signs of potential abuse and harm, including the presenting of behaviours.

  • There is a robust safeguarding training pathway plan in place which identifies training throughout the year for specific Groups - all staff/DSLs/Governors
  • All Staff have received professional curiosity and peer on peer training this term
  • Risk assessment and wellbeing forms are in place
  • All DLS continue to receive regular updates on legislative changes and safeguarding updates through the following platforms : SCC safeguarding monthly newsletters, Andrew Hall weekly bulletins , CASPAR weekly updates, NSPPCC safeguarding and The Key updates

3: Ensure there are robust conversations with parents where needed and these conversations are fully recorded and sufficient weight is given to what children say and how children present (all identified actions completed).

  • All staff have completed “Professional Curiosity” training and reflected on how this will improve their practice and have made changes
  • Safeguarding records show evidence of  probing and conversations with parents and include pupil voice
  • Behaviour tracking forms also include the child’s voice
  • These comments are recorded on CPOMS and discussed and analysed at DSL risk and review meetings
  • NSPCC’s “Speak Out. Stay Safe” programme implemented in school. Information shard with parents

4: Review sequencing of learning in foundation subjects to ensure that they are carefully sequenced and, that learning is broken down into steps that teachers need to teach to reach as clear end point

  • Subject progression trackers are being reviewed by foundation subject leaders
  • Check points which identify clear end points are being developed
  • Curriculum leads form Auriol and The Mead meeting next term to work together on next steps


 Ofsted Report