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Quality & Standards

OHC&AT’s team of professional practitioners provide comprehensive advice, support and guidance with all aspects of standards and quality. Please see below for an outline of the support we can offer or contact us on Tel: 0345 402 0453 or via email: enquiries@ohcat.org if you would like to discuss further.

Quality of Teaching
Formal observations of learning and teaching
Semi-formal learning walks and drop-ins
Coaching and feedback to target areas for improvement
Teachers, support staff and ‘other’ (e.g., therapy, Alternative (off-site) provision

Progress and Achievement
Analysis of data, trends, gaps
Progress and attainment/accreditation
Analysis of broader outcomes (e.g., destinations)
Work scrutiny and evidence base
Guidance on standardised assessment tools

Personal Development and Behaviour
Analysis of student attendance data and trends, including persistent absenteeism
Analysis of behaviour-related data and trends, including exclusions and physical interventions
Support with family engagement
Support with using wellbeing and other data and indices

Action Planning
Support and QA of improvement plans, including target-setting and success criteria

Leadership and Governance
Developing meaningful support and challenge through governance
Effective self-evaluation, including high-level risks management
Ensuring compliance, including website
Delivering high quality reports, including high-level data
Enabling high-quality stakeholder engagement
High level QA of curriculum provision
Support with performance management, including HT and senior leaders

CPD
Delivery of bespoke training sessions (up to ten, 2 x hours) on themes related to :

  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Progress, outcomes and assessment
  • Positive behaviour management and support
  • Specialist knowledge (eg, ASD)
  • Developing a clear vision and action planning
  • Good governance

‘Health Check’ from Ofsted-trained Standards and Quality Consultant

 

This is a very exciting and pivotal moment in the lives of St Dominic’s, Brantridge and Grafham Grange schools.  Academy conversion under the sponsorship of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust will help secure their futures and, no doubt, lead to better outcomes for pupils and students, families and carers, staff and all stakeholders.

Ken Cowdery, Chair of Governors

Latest News

Deputy CEO appointed

The OHC&AT Board of Directors and some of our pupils, students and staff carried out a competitive Executive Head Teacher/Deputy CEO recruitment and selection process in May. We are delighted to announce that Laurie Cornwell has been appointed to the …

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Safeguarding and Well-being Conference

On 20th June 2019 Orchard Hill College Academy Trust held our first ever Safeguarding and Well-being Conference. It was opened by Dr Caroline Allen, CEO, who gave an account of the benefits of resilience, and some of the developments in …

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Rugby Festival at The Stoop

Students from Carew Academy, Nightingale Academy and St Philip’s School took part in a mixed ability rugby day at The Stoop pitch, home of the Harlequins rugby team. The event was designed to increase participation and make the game more …

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Lights, Cameras, Action!

Pupils and students across the Trust got together for this year’s OHC&AT Film Festival. The event was hosted at Sutton Salvation Army, where visitors were treated to a screening of 15 short films. The entries were an eclectic mix; from …

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