Annual Directors' Report
Chair’s Statement to the Board Meeting of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust
Over the past 12 months we have continued to monitor improvements in each Academy through our Standards and our Quality Assurance sub-committees.
I am pleased to report that since my last Annual Report, St Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy has undergone a Denominational (Section 48) Inspection and was judge to be a ‘Good Catholic Academy’, with some areas found to be outstanding.
St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy has also shown a continued and sustained improvement in the number of pupils achieving a Good Level of Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The key Stage 2 SAT results in Maths, Writing and RWM for 2018 were all above national average.
Christ the King Catholic Academy continues to show improvement in the number of pupils achieving a Good Level of Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Key Stage 2 SAT results were all above national average.
St. Marys GCSE results were record breaking with 62% of students achieving a grade 4 or better in English and Maths and 60% of students achieving grade 4 or better in 5 subjects including English and Maths. Results in English were exceptional strong with 78% of students achieving in English Language or English Literature.
Directors continue to monitor the Trusts finances to ensure that the Trust can continue to maintain the staffing establishment across the Academies. This is becoming increasingly difficult due to financial constraints but our financial strategy for the next 3 years maintains a balanced budget.
In summary, all our Academies are rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted we continue to make excellent progress in our Primary Academies and St. Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to produce the best results in Blackpool
Chair of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust Board.