Ofsted 2014: “This is a GOOD school”

Students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.
Students speak very highly of teachers’ skills.
Teachers are keen for students to do well and have high expectations and aspirations for all.
The headteacher and senior leaders have driven improvements across all areas well, so that achievement is now good and sustainable.
Bullying is rare and dealt with effectively.
The overwhelming majority of parents who took part in the school’s own survey agree that their children are safe in school.
Students’ achievement continues to improve overall. Their attainment in examinations has risen markedly.
The school works successfully to ensure that there is a culture of fairness and acceptance.
Students with special educational needs achieve well.
Students are highly considerate of others and their teachers. Similarly, teachers have strong and supportive relationships with students that allow them to feel highly valued.
One student, when talking about his teacher in mathematics said, ‘she’s amazing, we’ve had her since Year 7 and it’s like a family.’  
In 2013 the proportion of students gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and mathematics, in GCSE examinations, rose markedly.
Overall, teachers have the highest expectations of their students and work hard to ensure that learners do well.
Teaching is good and ensures positive outcomes for students.
There are many opportunities for students to experience activities in and out of school.
Teaching leads to good learning and progress over time for students.
Teachers’ support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong.
Standards are rising and the progress students make is accelerating as a result of higher expectations and stronger teaching since the last inspection. This has been due to the relentless drive of...
The behaviour of students is good. They are highly engaged in their work because, overall, teachers ensure activities are both suitable and challenging for all. Students respond well to this...

Important Information

Dear Parents/Carers
There have been some spurious allegations posted on social media in relation to Broad Oak Sports College which have created concern amongst some of our parent community. These unfounded allegations may hit the press.

Parents and carers can be assured of the wellbeing and safety of Broad Oak students. The school has robust safeguarding procedures in place which were recognised by the recent Ofsted inspection in June 2014 whose key findings judged the school good in behaviour and safety of pupils and found that students are looked after well and say they feel safe in school.

The school will, as always, work with parents to address any specific concerns they have about their own children. The use of social media to air concerns about the school is not the way to support your children or the school and, as in this case, has created a level of anxiety amongst the school community based on unfounded allegations.

As you know the school will reopen as usual after half term on Monday and we look forward to the continuation of the academic year with our students, staff and the entire school community.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Brecken

 

Headteacher

Broad Oak Sports College

Hazel Avenue

Bury

BL9 7QT 

Tel: 0161 797 6543

Fax: 0161 797 1149

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.broadoak.bury.sch.uk

BOSC rugby stars receive Royal assent

BOSC rugby stars receive Royal assent

BOSC rugby players received a Royal rugby lesson

Come to a Lara Chez Moi party

Come to a Lara Chez Moi party

In support of the international project

Ofsted 2014

Ofsted 2014

Ofsted 2014

Author inspires BOSC Boys to put pen to paper

Author inspires BOSC Boys to put pen to paper

Gibbons had the band of boys entranced with his funny renditions

Boccia @ BOSC

Boccia @ BOSC

BOSC boss Boccia bash!!!!

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BOSC rugby stars receive Royal assent Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:11
BOSC rugby players received a Royal rugby lesson
Come to a Lara Chez Moi party Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:11
In support of the international project
Ofsted 2014 Monday, 14 July 2014 14:11
Ofsted 2014
Author inspires BOSC Boys to put pen to paper Sunday, 11 May 2014 14:11
Gibbons had the band of boys entranced with his funny renditions
Boccia @ BOSC Monday, 24 March 2014 14:11
BOSC boss Boccia bash!!!!
Rebecca Adlington opens pool Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:11
Olympic double-gold medallist makes a splash at BOSC
International partnership trip to Russia Monday, 10 February 2014 14:11
Siberian Odyssey continues…..
Police Cadets Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:11
BOSC Cadets on Parade!
Readathon Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:11
BOSC book-worms take the Readathon Challenge
Of Mice and Men Thursday, 19 December 2013 14:11
A student's review
MO BROS @ BOSC Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:11
Growing moustaches for charity
Eid Party 2013 Friday, 29 November 2013 13:53
Students celebrate Eid with festive party
BOSC Geography Monday, 11 November 2013 13:53
Students get into a lava
Sharks circling Sport@BOSC awards evening! Thursday, 12 September 2013 08:28
Sale Sharks present Sports Awards
Outstanding Achievements push BOSC to best ever GCSE results Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:45
Best ever results
BOSC in Barcelona Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:41
BOSC in Barcelona!
Science and Technology challenge at Holy Cross Monday, 08 July 2013 14:13
Brains ticking on science day
BOSC heads to Paris Monday, 11 February 2013 09:34
Languages and Humanities combined trip
Bury porch box scheme Friday, 16 November 2012 11:34
BOSC backs Porch box scheme
BOSC Fancy dress party Thursday, 01 November 2012 11:33
Rewarding success in fancy dress
Young Ambassadors Monday, 22 October 2012 11:34
Young Ambassadors ignite torch with Thinus Delport
Be Safe Be Cool Friday, 19 October 2012 11:33
Thought provoking Be Safe Be Cool Project
BOSC Shakespearians Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:45
London Calling for BOSC Shakespearians!
BOSC performs Annie Tuesday, 10 July 2012 13:53
ITS A HARD BOSC LIFE
BOSC Masterchef winners Monday, 02 July 2012 08:46
BOSC cooks up a storm at Junior Masterchef 2012!
French trip 2012 Friday, 22 June 2012 08:08
Our Young Parisians’ vive La France!!?
Hair and Beauty competition Friday, 22 June 2012 07:36
BOSC - Cutting Edge of talent
Leavers' Prom 2012 Monday, 04 June 2012 11:14
Year 11 say Farewell
Year 7 and 8 strike it lucky Wednesday, 09 May 2012 10:36
Year 7 and 8 are bowled over with rewards trip.
The world of Construction and Architecture Wednesday, 09 May 2012 10:23
Construction group get a taster to life in the 21st century building industry
An Inspector Calls Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:22
An Inspector Calls at the Lowry for our Year 11 students.
Ice Skating trip Wednesday, 09 May 2012 07:01
Prefects and Peer mentors skate off reward
BOSC visits Russia Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:30
BOSC PIONEERS HEAD TO SIBERIA
Movember Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:52
School staff raise £250 for charity....By a whisker!
Broad Oak talent show Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:44
Show raises £214 for Derian House Children’s Hospice
Russians visit Broad Oak Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:37
Magic of Musicals
Eid Party Friday, 09 December 2011 12:03
Students mark Eid with festive party
GCSE Geography trip Tuesday, 13 September 2011 08:38
GCSE Geography group zone into Bury
Key 103 Tuesday, 12 July 2011 13:02
BOSC hits the airways once more!
French Trip 2011 Sunday, 03 July 2011 12:46
Paris Trip Oh la la
BOSC Athletics success Monday, 06 June 2011 10:09
BOSC excel at the Bury Athletic Championships 2011
Bassenfell Wednesday, 01 June 2011 13:21
Bassenfell Year 7 Residential
Anderton Centre Tuesday, 22 March 2011 12:49
Year 11 pupils visit Anderton Activity Centre
Students reach for the stars Thursday, 17 March 2011 12:04
Science students from Broad Oak Sports College and Woodhey High School proved they were reaching...
Staff and students pay tribute to popular teacher Mr Decker Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:57
Mr Decker’s advice to pupils "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars”
World Maths day Monday, 07 March 2011 07:12
World Maths Day was a huge success at BOSC
Tommy does the double Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:10
Budding soccer star Tommy Toth has scored a first - by doing a double!