Baden Powell School Poole Admissions Essay

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Ofsted have been inspecting schools on a regular basis since 2005. After a cursory warning period they undertake a thorough examination of the whole school. Inspectors will sit in on classes, assessing each teacher's teaching ability. They will also evaluate the way the current curriculum is implemented, and how the progress of each student is tracked throughout their tenure.

Each school is graded on a four point scale: 1 being outstanding, 2 being good, 3 means they require improvement, and 4 signifying inadequate. Those schools attaining an outstanding or good grade might not be re-inspected for as long as five years; while those receiving lower grades will be reassessed with greater frequency, with little or no notice prior to the inspectors arriving.

 

Ofsted Report for Baden-Powell and St Peter's Church of England Junior School on 21/10/2014

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Inspection Date21/10/2014 - 22/10/2014
Inspection Types8ds5 - Exempt
Category of Concernn/a

Behaviour & safety of pupils

1

Leadership & Management

2

 

Ofsted Report for Baden-Powell and St Peter's Church of England Junior School on 07/10/2009

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Inspection Date07/10/2009 - 08/10/2009
Inspection TypeS5 Inspection
Category of Concernn/a

Behaviour & safety of pupils

1

Leadership & Management

1

 

Baden-Powell and St. Peter’s CE VC Middle School is a 5 form entry school providing education for 600 pupils aged 8 to 11, and due to its status as a middle school has a wider range of specialist facilities than would normally be encountered in a typical primary school, including a dedicated science room. A band of tall trees enclose and separate the site from its residential surroundings. The brief was to provide a 6 form entry Junior School for 720 pupils, as part of a strategy to introduce a single structure for school provision across Poole.

The DQI Briefing workshop was run differently. It was a full day event in the form of an enhanced assessment of existing building and grounds, followed by one large group discussion on stakeholders’ issues and aspirations for the new building. This will be used and referred to in future assessments of the developing designs.

The DQI Mid Design workshop involved assessing the design proposals by scoring a predetermined questionnaire, the results were then used to generate discussions. The design was largely achieving the aspirations that have been set, within the constraints of the existing building and site, and was scored highly by all participants. The school places a strong emphasis on teamwork, and it was felt the new design will reinforce this in the design of resource areas, the new hall (team games and lunchtime activities), changing rooms (for team activities), and shared resources such as laboratory and group rooms. Several issues were observed where further work would be needed such as provision of accessible toilet, and signage for the visually impaired; access, circulation and security; and provision of car parking and cycling facilities.

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