The % of schools and academies in Central Bedfordshire rated as Good or Outstanding by OFSTED is a key measure to demonstrate the effectiveness of educational provision. Performance in June 2016 was 85%, but has improved since then and remains broadly stable between 87% and 90%.
Performance as at the end of June 2019 has increased slightly to 89%. Advisors continue to work with all schools of concern, which includes all schools graded less than ‘good’ to improve their overall performance and therefore inspection outcomes when they are next inspected. Advisors have also successfully supported schools to retain good and outstanding grades. A new Ofsted framework comes into force in September, which has very different expectations to previously and may impact on future comparison data.