On 13-14 June 2017, we welcomed Ofsted for a first ‘monitoring’ inspection of our school, and you will find a copy of their letter via the link below.
The two Ofsted inspectors spent two intensive days examining the effectiveness of the action plan we have been implementing over the past four months to address the concerns raised in Ofsted’s February report.
They spoke to staff, students, governors and a representative from the local authority. They observed lessons and break times and pored over our school improvement plan, minutes of governors’ meetings and our school records.
We are very pleased to report that every one of the three central conclusions of Her Majesty’s Inspector’s report is extremely positive, confirming that we are moving quickly in the right direction.
The detail contained in the Ofsted report is even more striking: "Leaders and governors have acted speedily and decisively to address the weaknesses identified during February’s inspection. Clear progress is evident in all areas identified as needing to approve."
This first monitoring inspection has been as positive as we could possibly have expected at this stage, thanks to the hard work of our dedicated team of staff and governors. We are continuing to drive the school improvement plan and embed the excellent progress made to date. We aim to emerge from this process as a much stronger school, as a GOOD school, and we shall be actively seeking to be inspected again in the autumn term.