Improvement needed at club

St Nicholas Chantry Out of School Club received a Requires Improvement rating in its latest Ofsted r

St Nicholas Chantry Out of School Club received a Requires Improvement rating in its latest Ofsted report. - Credit: Archant

A Clevedon after-school club is failing to ‘meet legal requirements’ according to its latest Ofsted report.

St Nicholas Chantry Out of School Club, which is separate to the school but uses its facilities, was rated as ‘requires improvement’ following an Ofsted inspection which was carried out on May 26.

The result comes despite the service achieving a ‘good’ rating from all three of its past inspections, including the most recent in June 2011.

The report, carried out by inspector Rachael Williams, states: “The provider has not informed Ofsted of changes to the nominated person and members of the committee, which compromises children’s welfare. This is also a breach to the Childcare Register requirements.

“Staff understand appropriate strategies for managing behaviour through recent training, however they do not implement these consistently. This means that children are not always aware of staff expectations, how to keep themselves and others safe or learn the strategies that resolve conflicts independently.” The report does also outline a number of strengths possessed by the service, including the ‘exciting range of experiences’ and ‘well-organised play spaces and routines’.

The report also praises the manager’s ‘good understanding of her role’ in safeguarding children.

St Nicholas Chantry Primary School headteacher Peter Treasure-Smith said: “The many great strengths of the club are described in the report and I am very confident that the club will address the highlighted issues. “We have already supported them in this process and it is my understanding that a great deal has been achieved in a very short time.”

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