Post Tagged with: "Ofsted"

Cheshire East “very likely” to go bankrupt, warns external review

Cheshire East “very likely” to go bankrupt, warns external review

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East could be facing effective bankruptcy unless it acts soon after its low reserves, historic overspending, challenging savings targets and inadequate Ofsted rating were highlighted in an external review.

The corporate peer challenge, conducted by senior councillors and officers from other authorities, was critical of many aspects of Cheshire East’s operation.

July 11, 2024
CEC abandoned key meeting as papers not published in time

CEC abandoned key meeting as papers not published in time

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council had to abandon a key committee meeting on proposals to improve its “inadequate” children’s services because it didn’t publish the papers in time..

According to government legislation, all councils must publish agendas and papers for public meetings at least five working days before the date of the meeting.

July 10, 2024
CEC faces £2 million bill to fund children’s services improvement

CEC faces £2 million bill to fund children’s services improvement

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East will have to stump up nearly £2m to fund an improvement plan to bring its children’s services up to standard, according to a council report.

The council’s children’s services was recently judged to be inadequate by Ofsted, which said too many young people are leaving local authority care without the correct help and support.

July 2, 2024
LETTER: Do councillors care about “inadequate” children’s services?

LETTER: Do councillors care about “inadequate” children’s services?

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday 18th June, the Cared for Children and Care Leavers Committee met, whose remit is to hold the council to account, ensuring the best possible care and support is provided for our most vulnerable children and young adults.

June 21, 2024
Councillors “unaware” of Cheshire East failings in young care leavers

Councillors “unaware” of Cheshire East failings in young care leavers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors were unaware Cheshire East Council was failing some young care leavers because the data they saw painted a different picture, a committee heard.

The council’s children’s services was recently judged to be inadequate by Ofsted.

June 20, 2024
CEC head of children’s services in dock over “inadequate” Ofsted report

CEC head of children’s services in dock over “inadequate” Ofsted report

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The head of Cheshire East’s children’s services has said she should have known “things were not as good as they needed to be” in response to the “inadequate” rating by Ofsted.

Deborah Woodcock, executive director of children’s services, was speaking as councillors fired question after question at her in a children and families committee meeting.

June 5, 2024
Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

A damning Ofsted report has rated Cheshire East Council’s children’s services “inadequate” and “requiring improvement” across a range of problems.

The report follows an inspection carried out between February 26 and March 8 this year.

May 16, 2024
Headteacher of Audlem primary hails “good” Ofsted inspection

Headteacher of Audlem primary hails “good” Ofsted inspection

The headteacher and staff at an Audlem primary school have hailed a successful Ofsted inspection.

The overall rating in all areas for Audlem St James’ Primary School is “good” after a two-day inspection last month.

November 14, 2023
Wrenbury Primary rated “Good” in latest Ofsted inspection

Wrenbury Primary rated “Good” in latest Ofsted inspection

Wrenbury Primary School has been rated “Good” in its latest Ofsted inspection and was praised as a “happy, friendly and thriving village school”.

The Ofsted report highlighted the “dedication and commitment” in providing high quality educational experience and personal wellbeing for all the children.

April 4, 2023
Nantwich nursery La Maternelle rated “outstanding” by Ofsted

Nantwich nursery La Maternelle rated “outstanding” by Ofsted

A nursery in Nantwich has been classed as “Outstanding” in its latest inspection by Ofsted.

La Maternelle, based on Barony Court in Nantwich, was visited by inspectors on October 17.

November 25, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Children at potential risk of criminal exploitation in Cheshire East

READER’S LETTER: Children at potential risk of criminal exploitation in Cheshire East

Dear Editor,
I was saddened and disappointed that Ofsted has found that some of most vulnerable of our children and young people in the Borough have not been best-served by the organisations across Cheshire East that have a duty to protect them.

September 30, 2022
Cheshire College on-campus nursery earns “Outstanding” Ofsted rating

Cheshire College on-campus nursery earns “Outstanding” Ofsted rating

Cheshire College – South & West’s on-campus nursery ‘Starting Point’ has been awarded “Outstanding” status by Ofted.

The nursery, on the Crewe campus, was inspected in August and staff are “overwhelmed” to have maintained their Outstanding rating.

September 29, 2022
Malbank School earns “good” rating in latest Ofsted inspection

Malbank School earns “good” rating in latest Ofsted inspection

Malbank School and Sixth Form in Nantwich has been rated as “Good” overall in the latest Ofsted inspection.

It marks an improvement for the Welsh Row school which was graded as “requires improvement”.

September 7, 2022