Archdale School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Special school
3 - 11
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

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Ofsted Inspection
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Happiness Rating
Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Archdale Road
S2 1PL

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your deputy headteacher are a strong and cohesive team. You lead the school with passion and commitment. Importantly, you have secured the strong support of other leaders and staff who share your deep commitment to every child at Norfolk Park. As a result of the school’s effective leadership and your colleagues’ successful work, pupils develop the positive attitudes, confidence and skills they need to learn well and make progress. This was evident throughout the inspection. Inspectors identified two areas for improvement at the school’s last inspection: first, to further improve the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make; second, to continue to develop the school’s leadership and management. You have tackled these well. You have improved the way teachers plan learning activities so that pupils know what they will be learning and sustain their concentration and interest in lessons. You have also developed the knowledge and skills of members of the leadership team. As a result, leaders have developed more robust assessment and tracking systems which are helping teachers to plan learning activities which are more closely matched to pupils’ widely different needs. This is giving you a clearer view of the progress pupils are making. However, you know that leaders need to analyse and use this information more systematically to secure further improvement in the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make. Similarly, we agreed that you are not analysing and using the information you have about pupils’ attendance to reduce levels of absence and, in turn, improve pupils’ progress.

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