Burwood School, Orpington

Tom Nightingale made this Freedom of Information request to Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Office for Standards in Education,

RE: The recent alleged serious assault on two female teachers at Burwood School in Orpington. A parent of one of the injured teachers (Diane Whitehead) has revealed that she was previously assaulted at the school two years ago, sustaining two broken ribs.

Taking into account the 2011 Ofsted inspection report, please would you supply me with the following information:

1. Did the assault in 2009 take place before or after the Ofsted inspection?
2. If the assault preceded the inspection, were Ofsted told about it?
3. If Ofsted were told, was it taken into account when lifting the school out of special measures?
4. If the assault followed the inspection, were Ofsted told about it?
5. If Ofsted were told, did they consider another inspection?
6. Were the Ofsted inspectors conducting the 2011 inspection aware of the 2009 assault?
7. If they were aware, why did the school get a satisfactory rating despite safety concerns of several parents and carers and evidence of issues around behaviour management?
8. If they were not aware, why did the inspectors not investigate the parental concerns more vigorously?

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Nightingale

Alastair O’Neill, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Mr Nightingale

 

Please find attached our acknowledgment to your request for information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ali O’Neill

 

Alastair O'Neill

Information Access Administrator

Information Access Team

Ofsted

Tel:0300 013 1287

 

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Kerry McTear, Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

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Dear Mr Nightingale

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

 

Best wishes

Kerry McTear

 

Kerry McTear
Information Access Officer
Ofsted
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Bristol
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