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Following an Ofsted inspection we have implemented a 2 year Improvement Plan for Children’s Services. This page lists our latest Improvement Board updates and relevant documents / bulletins.

Recent posts

Improvement Board Update 19 January 2021

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Improvement Board Update 8 December 2020

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Improvement Board Update 27 October 2020

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Improvement Board Update 15 September 2020

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Improvement Board Update March - August 2020

Friday 16th October 2020

Improvement Board Update - 25 February 2020

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Improvement Board Update - 14 January 2020

Tuesday 11th February 2020

Improvement Plan Board Update - 3 December 2019

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Improvement Board Update - 22 October 2019

Monday 25th November 2019
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Improvement Board Update March - August 2020

Posted: Friday 16th October 2020
Blog: 2020

As the national lockdown due to Covid-19 came into place, with as many people working from home as possible, the full Improvement Board Meeting on 31st March was cancelled. However, the group did still meet in response to the unprecedented situation around Covid-19 to review how the Children’s Improvement Board would operate during this period.

A reduced Board membership, with an interim Terms of Reference that reflected the need to engage and inform partners, was agreed.

The Ofsted monitoring visit was cancelled but the Improvement Plan activity prepared for this visit was shared with the Board and the group noted that the timeframe for some of these activities had changed due to the pandemic.

Weekly reviews were held operationally to monitor risk to children and the Board continued to meet, virtually, monthly in order to:

  • Receive highlight reports from the Director of Children’s Services and Department for Education updates
  • Review workforce arrangements and audit findings
  • Monitor performance data on the impact of Covid-19 in practice, as well as updated performance trends
  • Hear partner updates

Further meetings were held on – 28 April, 31 May. 23 June and 4 August 2020.

In addition work continued on the changes to the Improvement Plan.