Ofsted Report and Guidance
Ofsted Report March 2017 - Inspection date 30th March 2017
Some of the highlights of the report mentioned:
In 2016 the progress of pupils from the beginning of Year 7 to the end of Year 11 was among the top fifth of schools nationally.
- Behaviour in lessons was exemplary.
- Teaching was characterised by confident subject knowledge, which was communicated clearly.
- The performance of each pupil is regularly reviewed by leaders with teachers.
- Learning time is used very productively.
- Pupils concentrate and work well together.
- Pupils feel safe. The school is a happy place for learning.
- Pupils are known well and their well-being is taken very seriously.
- The ‘Key Services’ resource is new. Leaders can show examples of this having a positive impact on pupils affected by mental health issues.
- The schools new marking and assessment policy is used consistently.
- Pupils feel teachers help them know how well they are doing and how to improve.
- Pupils feel one of the best things about the school is the wide variety of subjects available and opportunities out of lessons, such as trips and productions.
- There is good-quality advice and guidance in the sixth form which leads to high retention rates.
- Pupils feel they do well because teachers give a lot of advice and support in lessons but also out of lessons and after school.
OFSTED is the Government body responsible for the inspection of all Schools and Academies in the country. They provide judgements on the quality of different characteristics of education provision within schools.
The current OFSTED framework has four grades: Outstanding; Good; Requires Improvement; Inadequate
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