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Displaying items by tag: Sheppey - Kent Independent Education Advice

In its time Oasis Isle of Sheppey Academy has been the most troubled school in Kent, my previous article also providing links to earlier references.

That article, entitled “Problems in Secondary Schools in Kent's Coastal Towns“, looks at the high casualty rate amongst headteachers of non-selective schools around the Kent coast. With Sheppey’s sharp fall in GCSE performance since the current Principal, David Millar, took over in 2013, from 41% and 37% before he arrived, to his 19% then 25% in 2015, he was surely a candidate to be next for the chop, especially with discontent amongst the staff and the continuing cry of ‘anywhere but Sheppey’ from any aspiring parent.

Isle of Sheppey Academy

However, remarkably, although he is leaving the school this summer before his public commitment to serve at least three years at the school was fulfilled, he has been given a ‘great opportunity’, a further promotion with another multi-academy trust, presumably therefore a school even larger than Sheppey, the second biggest in Kent.....

Published in Peter's Blog

Sadly, yet another Principal of Sheppey Academy has lost his job, joining a long list of headteachers who have failed to crack the problems of this, the largest and most problematic of all Kent secondary schools. David Day, who proved an excellent headteacher of Wrotham School (where he was described as "a committed and inspirational head teacher” by OFSTED) before moving to Isle of Sheppey Academy in September 2011, is leaving his post at the end of this month along with his two subordinate Executive Headteachers.  In spite of his leadership of the academy, taking it out of its failed ‘Notice to Improve’ rating from 2011, this will be the fourth change of leader since 2009 when its predecessor, Minster College,  became a sponsored academy, although the problems of the school reach back many years before (see below).

Possibly of even more significance, the current sponsors, headed by Dulwich College and supported by Kent County Council and the Anglican Diocese of Canterbury are also relinquishing their roles in January when Oasis becomes sole sponsor, taking on the role of lead sponsor from 1st September. 

Published in News Archive

Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School joins the growing list of Maidstone primary schools failed by OFSTED, when it was given 'Notice to Improve' in October. Particular criticism is made of the "slow progress many pupils make, especially in Key Stage 2 mathematics; their attendance; and the school’s governance".  The full list of failing schools in the town is: .........

Published in News Archive
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Sittingbourne and Sheppey Primary Schools

Updated August 2017

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School as they are published, also recording change from previous Inspection result, together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. In September 2012, OFSTED revised its Inspection Grading System, giving each school a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted.

You will find a good website to provide a host of factual data about Kent schools here.

 You will find an item about Sittingbourne and Sheppey primary school offers  in April 2017, looking at oversubscription and vacancies here, for 2016 here, and for 2015 here.

Reports published post-August 2016 are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones (a school may have been inspected in the summer term of 2016 with a report published after 1st September 2016).

SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY 
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Hartlip Endowed CofE Primary Good Nov 16 No change
Queenborough School and Nursery Outstanding Oct 16  Up one
West Minster Primary Good Nov 16 Up one
Bredgar CofE Primary Good Jan 17 No change
Milton Court Primary Academy Requires Improvement Mar 17 No change
Milstead and Frinsted CofE Primary Good Mar 17 No change
Rose Street Primary Good Apr 17 No change
South Avenue Primary Good May 17 Up two
Iwade Good May 17 No change
Bobbing Village Outstanding May 17 Up one

 

SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTEDS 2015-16

Oaks Community Infant Good Jan 16 No change
Lynsted and Norton (A) Requires Improvement May 16 No change
Tunstall CofE (Aided)  Outstanding  Mar 16  Up one

SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTEDS 2014-15

Bapchild & Tonge Good Apr 15 Up one
Eastchurch CofE Good May 15 Up one
Halfway Houses, Sheerness Good Apr 15 Up one
Kemsley Primary Academy Good Feb 15 Up two
Lower Halstow Good Apr 15 Up one
Milton Court Primary Academy Requires Improvement Jan 15 No change
Murston Junior  Requires Improvement  Dec 14  Down one
Newington CofE Good May 15  Up one
St Edward's Catholic, Sheppey Not enough progress to remove SM Nov 14
Not enough progress to remove SM Mar 15
 Requires Improvement Jun 15  Up one
Westlands (A) Reasonable progress to removal of SM Oct 14
Good May 15 Up two
West Minster, Sheerness Requires Improvement Dec 14 No change

SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTEDS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Lansdowne

Special Measures

Oct 13 Down two
School Action Plan fit for Purpose
LA Statement of Action fit for purpose
Jan 14
Inadequate progress from SM May 14
St Edward's Catholic, Sheerness Insufficient progress for removal of SM Dec 13
reasonable progress for removal of SM Mar 14
Minterne Community Junior Good Apr 14 Down one
South Avenue Junior Insuff progress for removal of Serious Weaknesses Sep 13
 Westlands  Serious Weaknesses  Dec 13  Down one

The school’s action plan is fit for purpose.
The trust’s statement of action is fit for purpose

Apr 14

 St Edward's position is so difficult that KCC have instituted an Interim Executive Board, to replace the Governing Body in preparation for the school being taken over as an a academy. 

South Avenue Junior is being taken over by Fulston Manor School as a Sponsored Academy. 

SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTEDS 2012-13

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bapchild & Tonge CofE Satisf prog from NtoI Sep 12
Requires Improvement May 2013 Up one
Bobbing Village Good Nov 12 Up one
Canterbury Road Good Sep 12 Up one
Eastchurch CofE VC Requires Improvement May 13 Down one
Grove Park Good Jul 13
Up one, 
1st inspection as academy
Halfway Houses Requires Improvement Apr 13 No change
Holywell Good Apr 13 Up one
Iwade Community Good Oct 12 Up one
Kemsley Good progress from SM (see below) Mar 2013
Lower Halstow Requires Improvement May 13 Down one
Minster in Sheppey Good Dec 12 Up one
Murston Infant Good Jan 13 Up one
Newington CofE Requires Improvement May 13 No change
Richmond Satisf Prog from SM Dec 12
Requires Improvement Jul 13 Up one
Rose Street Good Dec 12 Up one
St Edward's Catholic Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
Inadequate prog from SM Jul 13

LA statement not fit for purpose.
School plan not fit for purpose.

St George's CofE (Aided) Good Mar 13 Up one
South Avenue Junior Special Measures Jan 13 Down One
First Monitoring
Mar 13
LEA statement fit for purpose
School plan not fit for purpose
Teynham Parochial CofE Good May 13 Up one
West Minster Requires Improvement Dec 12 No change

Kemsley Primary School: After its good progress from Special Measures report, Kemsley Primary has still been taken over as a Sponsored Academy in April. 

Pre September 2012 Reports

   School                                                           Grade                Date        Further Infn
Bapchild & Tonge CofE Primary Notice to Improve Mar 2012
Bredgar CofE Primary Good Feb 2012
Hartlip Endowed CofE Primary Good  Feb 2012
Holywell Primary, Upchurch Satisfactory Feb 2011
Iwade Community Primary Satisfactory Oct 2010
Kemsley Primary Special Measures Jul 2012
Lansdowne Primary Good May 2011
Lynsted & Norton Primary Good Mar 2011
Milton Court Primary Special Measures Nov 2009

Inadequate progress May 2010,Satisfactory Progress, Nov 2010, Good Progress Mar 2011

Milton Court Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
Milstead & Frinsted CofE Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Minster in Sheppey Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Minterne Community Junior Outstanding Mar 2011
Murston Infant Satisfactory Jun 2011
Newington Primary Satisfactory Jul 2011
The Oaks Community Infant Good Jun 2011
Queenborough, Sheppey Good Nov 2011
Richmond Primary, Sheerness Notice to Improve Jul 2010 Satisfactory Progress, Mar 2011, see below
Richmond Primary, Sheerness SpecialMeasures Oct 2011 Satisfactory Progress Feb 2012, Mixed prog Jun 2012
Rodmersham School Outstanding Oct 2011
Rose Street Primary, Sheerness Satisfactory Jun 2010
St George's CofE Primary, Minster Satisfactory Feb 2011
South Avenue Infant Good Jun 2011
South Avenue Junior Satisfactory May 2011
Teynham Parochial CofE Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
Tunstall CofE (Aided) Primary Good Jul 2011

Westlands Primary,  Sittingbourne,

Satisfactory Jan 12
West Minster Primary, Sheerness
Satisfactory Jun 2010
Published in Kent Primary Schools