to improve King Alfred School discussed after Ofsted report
meeting of parents at Highbridge's King Alfred School has been held
this week to discuss Ofsted's latest report, which found the school
to be 'inadequate'.
was a very high level of attendance of parents for this week's meeting,
which was chaired by Eur Ing H Mackay (Chair of Governors) and led
by Mr Wells (Executive Headteacher), Mrs Hurr (Headteacher) and
Mr S Faull (Senior Secondary Adviser, SCC).
Hurr stressed to the meeting her disappointment at the 'Inadequate'
Ofsted judgement, which was reported
here last week.
the school being at the heart of the community in which she resides
herself, she said she felt "deeply disappointed" for the
families and their children.
went on to say that the school is committed to making the improvements
required, in conjunction with colleagues from the Clevedon Learning
Hurr asked for the parents support and for help in starting
up a PTA to work alongside the school.
Wells said that he had been commissioned by the Local Authority
to make rapid improvements over the forthcoming months.
Senior Leadership Team have been restructured and using the Schools
'Be Proud Plan' the staff and students are now clear on his expectations
when they are in school, which he insisted are non-negotiable.
said confidently that the 'Be Proud Plan' will ensure that teachers
are delivering consistently good teaching.
homework timetable has been changed and there are more rigorous
systems in place for monitoring and evaluation. Mr Wells and Mrs
Hurr have been leading the school assemblies to explain the plans
for change to all the students.
Faull, representing the Local Authority, explained that the Clevedon
Learning Trust had been appointed to support the school for an interim
period until a decision has been made by the Regional Schools Commissioner
(South West) on a suitable academy sponsor.
had provided many questions in advance of the meeting which were
addressed, and they were also invited to pose questions at the meeting.
such as behaviour, home learning and a lack of funding to improve
the sites appearance and to fix the roofs were discussed.
meeting concluded with a thank you from the parents to Mr Wells
for his support. There was a genuine feeling of support and positivity
that the School will now move forward.
overwhelming opinion was a hope that the Clevedon Learning Trust
will be the academy trust chosen to become the Schools sponsor.
Eur Ing Mackay closed the meeting and thanked parents for attending.
will be a further parents meeting organised for the Autumn
Term to look at how the changes are impacting, both from a staff
and parents perspective. Details will be sent out to parents
during the autumn term.
any parents/carers are interested in joining the PTA they can contact
the Headteachers PA via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full presentation can be found on the school website at www.kingalfred.somerset.sch.uk.