A Wolverhampton school which has enjoyed ‘significant improvements’ and provides a ‘family atmosphere' for its pupils has been rated Good by Ofsted. Inspectors who visited Goldthorn Park Primary School recently found that leaders are ambitious for their pupils and want each child to 'leave well prepared for the next stage in their education'. Headteacher Joanne Hemmings, who took up post in September, her leadership team and leaders from the Elston Hall Learning Trust have he
Ofsted's National Director for Regulation and Social Care has written to the City of Wolverhampton Council to offer her personal congratulations on the outcome of a recent inspection of Children's Social Care Services. Inspectors published their report last week and rated services in Wolverhampton Good overall. The impact of leaders on social work practice with children and families was judged to be Outstanding, and the experiences and progress of children who need help and p
Wolverhampton's libraries are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a host of events over the next three weeks. All libraries are participating in the national Big Jubilee Read, organised by the BBC and The Reading Agency. An expert panel of librarians, booksellers and literature specialists have chosen 70 titles from a "readers' choice" longlist with 10 books for each decade of Her Majesty’s reign. A book display at Central Library from Monday 23 May to Monday 6 June
Children's Social Care Services in Wolverhampton have again been rated Good by Ofsted, with inspectors highlighting examples of 'innovative' and 'outstanding' practice. Lead inspector Andy Waugh and his team carried out a week-long inspection of services delivered by the City of Wolverhampton Council and its partners earlier this year.
They found that senior leaders "have led a relentless drive to improve services”, leading to “innovative social work practice". This continui
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Wolverhampton's libraries are hosting a wide range of activities this May, with something for book lovers of all ages. Penn Library's new Adult Reading Groups are now up and running. A Crime Club meets on the first Friday of the month from 10.30-11.30am, with the next gathering this Friday (6 May), while a general reading group meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 2.15-3.15pm, with the next session today (Tuesday 3 May). A Parent Friendly Reading Group, aimed at paren
If you are one of our supported schools, then look out for an email coming into your inbox in relation to the SENSO Safeguarding Software which will soon expire. We have negotiated a new deal for SENSO going forward. We are also working very closely with our new account manager to provide even better support to our schools. There will also be a new version of the SENSO portal coming out shortly which is based on feedback from current users. Part of the deal will include train