Annual Directors' Report
Chair’s Statement to the Board Meeting of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust.
Over the past 12 months we have continued to monitor improvements in each Academy through our Standards and our Quality Assurance sub-committees. The ongoing work by the Leaders in Maths and English across the Academies continues to provide enhanced support where needed.
I am pleased to report that since my last Annual Report St Mary’s Catholic Academy has undergone a Denominational (Section 48) Inspection and was judge to be an ‘Outstanding Catholic Academy’. Also, since my last report, all three of our Academies have undergone an Ofsted inspection and all three academies were judged by Ofsted to be ‘Good’. It is particularly pleasing to note the improvement at St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy. These achievements reflect the hard work and dedication of all members of the staff in our Academies.
Christ the King Catholic Academy continues to show improvement in the number of pupils achieving a Good Level of Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Key Stage 2 SAT results were above national average and the combined Reading, Writing and Maths result was the best in Blackpool.
St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy has also shown a continued and sustained improvement in the number of pupils achieving a Good Level of Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The SAT results were above national average and the combined Reading, Writing and Maths result was one of the highest in Blackpool.
St. Marys GCSE results were a little disappointing this year. The A-level results were good, with progress from GCSE to A-level in the top 25% of schools nationally
Directors continue to monitor the Trusts finances and our finance strategy for the next 3 years, enables the Trust to continue to maintain the staffing establishment across the Academies.
In summary, all our Academies are rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted we continue to make excellent progress in our Primary Academies but there is a need to improve on the GCSE results at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy and our focus will be on this over the current academic year.
Chair of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust Board
13th December 2017