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Beauchamp

Beauchamp - another Bedford Borough school judged 'Good' by Ofsted

 

  • The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have been 'very effective in improving the quality of teaching and raising pupils’ achievement
  • Ofsted recognises 'very effective and valuable support'  of the local authority

 

Ofsted have recognised that Beauchamp Middle School is a good school. Ofsted carried out their inspection of the school earlier this month, on 5 – 6 June, and every category assessed was judged to be good.

The two-day inspection was carried out with one day’s notice. Inspectors gathered, and evaluated, a wide-range of evidence. The ‘Achievement of Pupils’ was reported as good, as was the ‘Quality of Teaching’, ‘Behaviour and Safety of Pupils’, and the school’s ‘Leadership and Management’.

 

It was reported that the school has improved steadily, and securely, since its previous inspection, when it was graded as inadequate.

 

Ofsted noted, ‘since the previous inspection, the school has received very effective and valuable support from the local authority. This has included intensive support to set up and maintain the interim executive board’.

The report also stated that ‘the local authority has assisted with areas identified for improvement, especially the improvement of teaching and the raising of achievement in English, and has provided priority access to personnel support.’

 

Ian Evason, Head Teacher, at Beauchamp Middle School, said: “We are delighted that the inspectors confirmed our judgements of the school. The report recognises our commitment to securing the best education for our pupils and our focus is now on continuing to develop the provision we provide. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in this journey, particularly the pupils, parents and teachers.”

 

Cllr Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: "Ian, the teachers and the whole school community have done an excellent job and should be proud of this result. They have secured Beauchamp's position as a good school; it is great news that we were able to work closely with the school, offering strategic support, to have a long-term and lasting impact. Congratulations to everyone at the school.”

To view Ofsted’s full report on Beauchamp Middle School, visit http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

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