Ofsted 2015

Ofsted have extended their powers and introduced the concept of “No-Notice Inspections” primarily focusing on student behaviour and its management.

Such an inspection can be triggered by an individual complaint from one parent and this may have been the case here.

As a consequence there was a one day inspection by an HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate) on 15th December 2015, having notified the school ten minutes before her arrival.  She carried out an extensive study of the school, first hand, both in and out of lessons and was very positive about what she found.

The outcome of the inspection was that the Inspector concluded that:-

“Leaders and Managers have taken effective action to maintain the high standards of behaviour and attitudes identified at the school’s previous inspection”.

There were a number of very positive points in the report, such as:

“Pupils behave well around the school site …. They say that behaviour has improved significantly in recent years.”

  • Pupils feel safe at school …..  They describe good relations between pupils and staff….. Their attitude in lessons is also positive”
  • The school has clear systems to reward positive behaviour and ensure effective sanctions are in place where pupils’ behaviour falls short of school’s expectations….. Staff implement these systems consistently”
  • “Students…. are proud of the school’s multicultural profile”. 

In relation to the recommendations the Inspector gave, it was heartening  that we are already aware of the areas that need further development.

Congratulations  to all staff and students.  The report reflects the fact that our educational environment provides an excellent foundation for young people to realise their full potential both socially and academically.  We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to all our students.

For full report follow the link /450/ofsted-2015