Dear parents and carers,
On 13th September, we had an Ofsted monitoring inspection visit. I have attached the letter which I have received from HMI Adrian Lyons who led the inspection.
Students, staff and parents/carers should be incredibly proud of the comments that are made in the letter. The progress that we have made is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone in our school community.
The letter is overwhelmingly positive so I have extracted some key messages which really stand out.
“Senior leaders and the multi-academy trust (MAT) are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order for the school to become good.”
“Behaviour has been transformed. Your school is a calm place where disruption is rare.”
“Relationships between leaders, staff and pupils ensure a highly productive atmosphere for learning and a positive ethos around the school.”
“A consistent approach to the delivery of lessons is apparent across the school. Year 11 pupils consider this to be one of the major improvements in recent years.”
“You have maintained a broad curriculum at key stage 3 and at key stage 4. A wide range of courses meet the needs and interests of pupils and enable them to achieve well in their chosen options.”
HMI monitoring inspection letter 01/10/18
We have had a very positive start to term with students showing a great attitude to their learning. We need to make sure that all students have excellent attendance so that they continue to make rapid progress.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the letter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
A copy of the full letter can be found here: Monitoring Letter Oct 18