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Exclusions from Reading schools continue to decline

Contrary to a shameful editorial heading in yesterday’s Reading Chronicle, there were NOT “Thousands of Reading students excluded for violence”. Read more →

RGA Autumn Newsletter just out

For a snapshot of what we have been up to this term, and what you might have missed, please read our latest newsletter here. Read more →

Thameside Primary continues to be Good under new Ofsted framework

Congratulations to Thameside Primary School, whose Ofsted Report was published yesterday, on their Good judgement under the current inspection framework … Read more →

New ‘River Academy’ Secondary set to open September 2021

As secondary pupil numbers continue to rise in Reading, there is a clear need for more capacity from 2021 onwards. Most existing secondaries have already … Read more →

BFfC Governor Services Winter Newsletter published

If your school subscribes to BFfC’s Governor Services, you should have just been sent the Winter Newsletter.  This is an invaluable checklist of the latest … Read more →

Reading’s NEET figures amongst lowest in England

Reading had one of the best records in England for students in a stable form of work or education last year within 12 months of leaving school, new figures reveal … Read more →

Exclusions: GDP and IRP training event – 18th March 2020

Denefield School has commissioned the services of an external trainer to deliver training on the Governors’ Disciplinary Panel and Independent Review Panel processes with regards to … Read more →

Children’s Services in Reading has “evidence of improvement in most areas” says Ofsted

The report from the latest Ofsted inspection, published on 29th October, shows that Reading’s Children Social Care Services is now judged as ‘Requires Improvement to be Good’ in all areas … Read more →

Independent Panel Review training event: Thursday 3rd October

Denefield School has commissioned the services of an external trainer to deliver training on the Independent Review Panel process that takes place if a parent appeals governors’ decisions to uphold a permanent exclusion. Read more →

Achieving a seamless transfer into a Multi Academy Trust

Battle Primary Academy has had notable success recently, with its Ofsted judgement rising to ‘Good’ for the first time since joining NET Academies Trust in 2013. Read more →


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