RE: Scrutiny of Individual Schools
At Blackpool the Committee scrutinises Ofsted Inspection reports from all schools, inviting the Headteacher and Chairman of Governors to address the Committee to add context, informatin and share challenges they face with Members. (This can be time consuming but Members feel it adds value.)
We had one school which was issued with a notice to improve and was invited back at a 6 month interval to address the Committee with regards to the improvements and progress against the school action plan. Members endorsed the support of the LA Officers and Diocese in ensuring continuous improvement.
Officers also delivered, over the course of 3 or 4 meetings, contextual presentations on all Blackpool Schools, covering attendance, performance, SEN, Free School meals etc which informed future scrutiny work on single issues.