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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Barrow pupils play part in their school's improvement plans

STUDENTS in Barrow are contributing to the improvement plans at their secondary school.

Pupils from St Bernard’s Catholic High School have reviewed their school rewards system and other areas following Ofsted recommendations.

The Barrow secondary school was graded as “inadequate” and requiring “significant improvement” by the education watchdog in February, under the new tougher inspection framework. The outcome was a shock to the school community and the school council says it is helping the drive for improvement and said everyone is working together.

Ofsted wanted to see effort and progress being acknowledged. The report noted “some students said they see little value in trying hard as no points can be gained by it”. The school council gathered student feedback.

Rebekah Thompson, 14, said the student body has worked to increase the use of the rewards room, which features air hockey, an X Box, and pool table, and worked to get points given across different subject areas.

They have been involved in extending the Kell’s Restaurant, which now has more seating, tables and outside decking.

Headgirl Alice Hewson, 15, said: “Across the school there is a focus on improvement, trying hard and achieving goals. My school experience has been really good. There’s a very good community in St Bernard’s and lots of opportunities.”

Deputy headboy Marley Johnson, 16, said: “We are all working together. The report only showed a little part of school, there is a lot more to school, we do a lot of fundraising.”

The school is awaiting an Ofsted monitoring visit.

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