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(UK) Hampden Park: Schools drops to 'requires improvements'; kids don't always receive support

Aug 26, 2022, Sussex World: Eastbourne secondary school drops from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvements’ in Ofsted report

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Schools are judged on four categories – the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

The Eastbourne Academy, in Hampden Park, was inspected in May and the result was published on July 22.

The school, which caters to around 900 students aged 11-16, was rated as ‘requires improvements’. It had previously been rated as ‘good’ in 2012.

The personal development category was rated as ‘good’. The other three were rated as ‘requires improvement’.

The report says: “Leaders are ambitious for what they want all pupils to achieve by the end of secondary school.”…

Personalised plans are set out for additional support for students with special educational needs or disability (SEND) but the inspectors said ‘leaders do not ensure that these plans are considered effectively by all teachers when planning’.

The report says: “Pupils with SEND do not always receive the support they need in lessons.”…


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