In July 2022, Kaleidoscope underwent an Ofsted MAT Summary Evaluation visit. This was a rigorous process undertaken by senior HMIs. It involved meetings with Executive Leaders, Headteachers, senior leaders, teachers, support staff, children, Members, Trustees and Governors.
We are delighted with the outcomes and the report that followed which is available for you to read below. All of the next steps identified align with our own evaluation and development plans. We feel that the report demonstrates the hard work of our staff and shows that our vision and values are evident across the Trust.
We have selected a few of the comments from the report:
- The trust’s vision, shared by all of the schools, is one that fosters collaboration while valuing the distinctiveness of each
- The trust ensures that school improvement work and the development of policies are ‘done with’ academy leaders rather than ‘done to’.
- Staff have many opportunities to develop professionally.
- Early career teachers are very positive about the support they receive working for the trust.
- The trust has strong systems which enable leaders to identify issues and put in place the most appropriate support.
- The trust invests in its staff to ensure strong retention and recruitment. Staff have many opportunities to develop professionally.
- Monitoring processes are robust and ensure that strengths are disseminated and weaknesses are acted upon.
- The trust prioritises the physical and emotional safeguarding of pupils across each school.The trust is vigilant about safeguarding.
- Across the trust, all staff complete appropriate safeguarding training and are tenacious in making sure that pupils are safe.
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- Back in September 2012, there was a local re-organisation of 3 schools in Worle to become Primary Schools - this included St Martin's and Worle Village Primary School. Becket Primary School became part of this collaboration of Worle Schools in September 2014. Also in September 2014, 3 primary schools from the south of Weston (Ashcombe, Christ Church and Hutton) formed the INSPIRE collaboration. In July 2016, these two smaller collaborations merged to form Kaleidoscope with a view to forming a Multi Academy Trust.
- Kaleidoscope Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) officially started on 1st September 2017. Being a part of a MAT means that we are no longer working directly under North Somerset Council, but instead report to the Regional Schools Commissioner and Ofsted. We continue to work closely with our neighbouring schools whether they are Academies or Local Authority Schools. Instead of working under the different local authority advisers, we now operate as a Board which is organised in to various strands
For a list of Kaleidoscope Policies please click http://www.kaleidoscopemat.co.uk/ and select the policies tab. If you would like a printed copy of any of the Policies listed, please ask the the school office.
Kaleidoscope Multi Academy Trust is currently made up of 7 Primary Schools in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area :
|Becket Primary School|
|Ashcombe Primary School||http://www.ashcombeprimary.co.uk/|
|Christ Church CEVA Primary School||https://christchurchprimaryschool.org/|
|Crockerne C of E Primary School||http://crockerne.co.uk/wp/|
|Hutton Church of England Primary School||http://www.huttonceprimaryschool.co.uk/|
|St Martin's C of E VC Primary School||http://www.stmartinsschool.org.uk/|
Worle Village Primary School
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