BEP Academy remains open on all teacher strike days. Our teachers will not be on strike and both sites (Romford and Basildon) will be open as normal.
Info for parents – knife crime
Talking with young people or young adults about knives and weapons can be difficult, whether you are a parent, professional or a friend.
People may not want to talk about the subject as they might be worried that they will get into trouble, they are embarrassed, scared, or feel that carrying a knife makes them feel safer.
This page and downloadable resources (click here or on the image above) are to help you prepare for a conversation with someone about whether they are carrying a knife, why they are doing this and what you can do if they are.
Ofsted inspection – February 2023
BEP Academy had a full Ofsted inspection between Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th March 2023. The result of the inspection and full report will be available towards the end of March. Thank you to all the parents who completed the Ofsted questionnaire and all the schools and local authorities we work with for providing feedback to Ofsted.
The school will close for the Easter break on Friday 31st March 2023 and reopen to pupils on Monday 17th April 2023.
Work experience service re-start
As employers welcome back their colleagues to the place of work, social distancing rules have changed and education gets back (in the main) to pre-Covid ways of working, we are pleased to announce the restarting of the Work Experience Service.
Over the next few weeks we will be contacting schools and booking work experience slots for January to July 2022 (a number of schools have already been in contact to request their slot – if your school hasn’t yet, please get in contact with the team).
The work experience service (organised by BEP Group) covers Essex, Southend-On-Sea, Thurrock and the East London boroughs of Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest. If your school is outside these areas, and there isn’t a local work experience organiser or Education Business Partnership (EBP), please get in touch to see if we can help.
Our Central London and West End pre-placement vetting service for all work experience organisers and schools/colleges nationally has also restarted. If you need a job description and young person’s risk assessment provided for a central London placement, please get in touch either by using the contact form of by calling 01708 436440.
In the event a school site has to close due to snow/bad weather, we will update our website by 7.30 each morning.
Ofsted: We are a ‘Good School’!
Today we received confirmation that we are a ‘Good School’. The Trustees, Leadership Team and staff are all delighted with the outcome and are incredibly proud to be working at BEP Academy. The full report is available here: