20th January 2020
I am writing to inform you that Khalsa Secondary Academy’s Ofsted report has been released following the inspection that took place on 3 and 4 December; a copy of which is now available to read by following the link below, It is with disappointment that I must inform you that the school has been rated ‘Inadequate’.
The no notice inspection was triggered by Ofsted receiving very specific whistleblowing allegations about safeguarding. The primary reason for this judgement was a result of gaps in safeguarding processes and policies. These gaps included out of date training for staff members as well as some policies that were out of date. They also highlighted that the monitoring of safeguarding at Trust level needed to improve.
We can fully reassure parents and the community that these gaps in safeguarding at KSA have now been effectively addressed and pupils are safe and well cared for at this school. This is also reflected in student, staff and parental surveys. The Trust runs three schools and we can confirm that The Khalsa Academy in Wolverhampton, a Good School, had a recent inspection from Ofsted which confirmed that safeguarding is effective. Our school in Redbridge, the Atam Academy was judged Outstanding earlier in year.
The report praises the school, particularly in terms of our student outcomes at the end of key Stage 4, personal development and the quality of education in the Sixth Form, but correctly states the need to ensure safeguarding is effective at all levels, that our SEND pupils have a curriculum that is robust and allows them to be successful and that our Curriculum at Key Stage 3 requires more depth and breadth.
Rapid improvement is imperative and, following the inspection, we have worked with school leaders to compile a comprehensive action plan to enact Ofsted’s recommendations.
Your child(ren)’s future is our top priority and I know the crucial part you will play in working with us to ensure their success. I am committed to ensuring that you are regularly updated about what we are doing to continue to secure excellent outcomes for everyone at Khalsa Secondary Academy. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to meet, please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Acting Head of School, Mr Julian Williams; Sulina Piesse, Executive Principal or myself and we will ensure that your messages are received by us.
Mrs Anita Singh
Acting Chair of Governors