CACFO Uk Education Centre


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40 Northwood Road
Thornton Heath
020 87716222
11 - 16
Other Independent
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Secondary Data 2016
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School Description

The proprietor is the Croydon African Caribbean Family Organisation (CACFO) which is a registered charity that operates an education centre registered as an independent school. The school which was registered with the Department for Education in November 2000, shares its campus with the CACFO community centre in Thornton Heath. The school operates as a pupil referral unit for up to 20 students aged from 11 to 16 years and provides full-time education on a short-stay basis for students who have experienced significant difficulties in accessing mainstream education. These are typically students who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools or who are at risk of exclusion. The length of stay for students is typically from six weeks to up to two terms. At the time of inspection there were eight boys and two girls on roll, some of whom were dualregistered with their own schools. The main referring local authority is the London Borough of Croydon which purchases up to 10 places annually through a service-level agreement. The students do not have statements of special educational needs. The school has explicit aims to ‘encourage academic success and social advancement of children, particularly, but not exclusively, of African and African Caribbean descent’. The centre was last inspected in May 2010. What does the school need to do to improve further? Further improve the quality of teaching by: implementing a common approach to the use of assessment to inform students about the levels at which they are working and how they might improve on these providing learning tasks which are always well matched to individual students’ levels of achievement providing staff training and sharing of best practice. Ensure a consistent approach to the management of behaviour by all teaching and support staff through staff development which focuses on examples of best practice.

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