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Bellefield’s Children’s Centre in Trowbridge in Wiltshire has received an overall assessment of ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted alongside a grading of ‘Outstanding’ for its capacity for sustained improvement. As part of the centre’s first inspection on March 21 and 22 2012, the centre was awarded outstanding in every single aspect of its assessment criteria, from the extent to which children are safe and protected, to the extent to which all children and parents are able to enjoy and achieve educationally and in their personal and social development.
Bellefield’s Children’s centre in Trowbridge in Wiltshire is run by the national charity, 4Children.
Bellefield Children’s Centre was opened in 2008, and was designated in 2009. It provides the full core purpose of partnership with health and social services.
Kerry Morgan, Bellefield’s Centre manager said:
For our first inspection, we are overjoyed at being awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating in every aspect of the assessment criteria. Through the dedicated efforts of our team, our centre has worked to thrive and provide families with the best possible support and Ofsted’s assessment is clear recognition of this. This signals a promising future for our children’s centre and we look forward to developing our centre further.”
Charles Ellis, Deputy Chief Executive of 4Children said:
This assessment is another fantastic contribution to the high standards being accomplished among 4Children’s various children’s centres. The team at Bellefield have worked endlessly to ensure that families are provided with a range of services to meet their needs and as this assessment makes clear, it has allowed families to become more socially and emotionally secure. This is exemplary work that the team should be proud of as we at 4Children are.”
The Ofsted Inspection Report of Bellefield’s Children’s Centre states:
Provision to help children and adults learn and develop is consistently excellent. Enthusiastic staff identify, plan and evaluate comprehensively so that learning builds on individual needs so all can celebrate success.”
Staff are exceptionally diligent to ensure vulnerable adults have a firm foundation of self-belief before they are exposed to challenging learning. This has proved extremely successful.”
The physical environment is exemplary, rich with superb displays that promote safety, health and other outcomes extremely well.”
Bellefield’s displays and resources reflect a range of cultures, beliefs, generations and disabilities and much information is provided in Polish and Arabic as well as English. Polish and Moroccan families readily share their cultures with others, and this promotes greater understanding and a sense of community”
The report can be downloaded from the Ofsted website at www.ofsted.gov.uk
For further information or to request an interview or case studies, please contact Ilana Rapaport at Ilana.rapaport@4Children.org.uk or call 0207 522 6928 / 07917870641
4Children is the national charity all about children and families. We have spearheaded a joined-up, integrated approach to children’s services and work with a wide range of partners around the country to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need in their communities. We run Sure Start Children’s Centres as well as family and youth services across Britain.
We develop, influence and shape national policy on all aspects of the lives of children, young people and families. As the Government’s strategic partner for early years and childcare we have a crucial role in co-producing policy with the Department of Education and representing the sector’s views and experiences. Our national campaigns, like Give Me Strength, change policy and practice and put the needs of children and families on the political and policy agenda.
For more information visit www.4children.org.uk