OFSTED, the English office for standards in education, children’s services and skills, revisited The Honey Bee Day Care in Palmer Park in November 2019. OFSTED had reported that “weaknesses put children at significant risk” in their July 2019 report, but now say the day care centre “requires improvement” and that child safeguarding is effective but teaching is not good enough.
The happy gathering of the annual Reading Town Meal took place on Saturday 28 September in the Forbury Gardens. Reading folk enjoyed a free meal created from produce mainly grown in Reading’s allotments and community gardens. The food was cooked and served by catering students at Reading College.
Phoenix College is considering relocation from Christchurch Road to the Hamilton Centre off Bulmershe Road. There will be a consultation and exhibition on the proposed plans on Thursday 12 September from 3.30pm to 6.30pm in the community room at Alfred Sutton Primary School.
The office for standards in education, children’s services and skills in England, OFSTED, published a report into The Honey Bee Day Care on 26 July, saying its “weaknesses put children at significant risk.”
OFSTED, the English office for standards in education, children’s service, has reported that the although school leaders at Phoenix College on Christchurch Road are “taking effective action towards the removal of special measures”, the school’s improvement plan is “not fit for purpose”.
The Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) on London Street, a charity that helps ethnic minority women in Reading and their families, has been awarded their largest ever grant. The Henry Smith Charity has awarded them £95,500 over three years to fund the centre’s running costs.
From left: Angela Watson (‘building better opportunities’ manager), Sarah MacSwan (data officer), Vanessa Hart (operations manager), Carmen Balanza-Davis (assistant principal), Barry Wren (principal), Rose Williams (Reading mayor)
Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, inspected New Directions on Northumberland Avenue in June and rated it as good.
Reading mayor, Councillor Debs Edwards, opens the South Reading Community Hub on 26 June 2018
The Mayor unveiling the old school bell at the Palmer Academy
Victorian strollers with the Mayor at New Christ Church School 150th anniversary celebrations
The Mayor in conversation at the launch of Reading in Bloom
Southcote councillor Deborah Edwards attended a considerable number of events in south Reading during her mayoral year. This is a pictorial record of just a few of them that the Whitley Pump was able to cover.