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Thank you to all prospective parents and students who visited the school on Open Evening.
We hope you enjoyed the evening. If you would like to visit the school during the school day, please contact Jo Murphy at the school for available times.
The school was visited by HMI on 18th November 2013. The visit was a very positive one.
The HMI noted in particular:
- Improvements in achievement.
- That teaching quality was improving well.
- That leaders are strong and resolute and that the drive to improve teaching is relentless.
We were delighted by these comments which confirm our view that the school continues to improve month-by-month as it aims for excellence in all areas.
The school was inspected by Ofsted between 6 and 7 February 2013. The inspectors noted:
- That ‘students behave well; attendance is above average and rising. There is little bullying and there are few exclusions’
- Excellent extra-curricular and other opportunities for students
- ‘Strong’ improvements in student achievement
- For our most recent Ofsted report, please follow the link on our 'About BBEC' page.
Investors In Pupils
We are absolutely delighted to announce that following an assessment on 9 May that we are now an Investors In Pupils’ school. We are particularly pleased with the comments that:
- “Without exception, every student and adult interviewed reported the strong sense of community spirit and collaborative ethos of the school. Students were welcoming, polite and moved sensibly through communal spaces and were observed to be engaged in lessons.”
- “Student Voice is evident in most aspects of school life including design of the building, design of the day, school uniform, extra curricular provision, behaviour policy and curriculum design.”
You can now apply to BBEC's sixth form. Please use this guide to show you how to use http://www.ucasprogress.com/ to do this. If you need any support, please see Mr Cooley in school.
Keele Survey of Parental Views
We are delighted to have received a really positive set of views in the Keele Survey of parents. We were particularly pleased that 97% of parents agreed that the school is a safe and secure environment for the children.
An overview of the results can be found on the parents’ page of this website.
Futures Learning Partnership
The school successfully entered into a formal partnership with its eight main feeder schools from April 2012. The partnership will bring together schools, employers and other education and training providers to work together to widen the life chances of our young people. The core purpose of the group is to create opportunities for our children and young people which schools and others cannot provide on their own. The priority will be to enhance the long term employability and economic well being of every child and young person in our schools.
Three key areas of work have been identified for 2012-13:
- student commitment: attendance and participation
- skills: cross-phase skills development and developing leadership skills
- aspiration: a student lifeplan and student mentoring
This work will build on the existing transition work and links between BBEC and its primary schools.
Futures Learning Partnership schools are:
- Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College
- Farfield Primary School
- Hollingwood Primary School
- Home Farm Primary School
- Reevy Hill Primary School
- St. Paul’s C of E Primary School
- Wibsey Primary School
- Woodside Academy