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Leaders and governors have maintained the good quality of education in the school. This school is well led. You, along with other leaders, staff, governors, pupils and parents, have created a positive and ambitious culture within the school. You have addressed the areas for improvement identified in the last inspection report and you have taken action to improve the school further. You have used your clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas requiring development to improve the school. For example, through close analysis of the quality of teaching and its impact upon pupil progress, you have supported teachers to improve their practice and reorganised the staffing in order to secure better teaching. This has led to improvements in the secondary phase so the quality of teaching and resultant outcomes are now similar to those found elsewhere in the school. However, some inconsistencies remain. Staff throughout the school have benefited from effective training, informed by leaders’ knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of teachers and teaching assistants, to improve the quality of teaching. Consequently, most staff are now planning to meet the individual needs of pupils and, as you have also invested in additional resources that match pupils’ abilities, progress continues to improve in every key stage. Since the last inspection, you have taken informed action to devise more exciting and relevant opportunities for all pupils to enjoy during the lunch break and at other times. You have improved the outdoor area so that all pupils, including wheelchair users, can use it for learning and play. For example, the secondary playground has a wheelchair accessible roundabout, swing and sunken trampoline and pupils of all ages can access a climbing wall, chalk boards, giant draughts and table-tennis equipment. Pupils attend the ‘care farm’ on a regular basis. They told inspectors that they enjoy seeing the animals in the ‘Woodland Walk’ area and the sixth-form students learn in the horticultural area. The outside area is now used extremely well to develop pupils’ understanding and skills. Pupils are happy in school. They are well cared for and safe. They trust the staff they learn with and they are welcoming to visitors. They were keen to show their work to the inspectors and they are polite and considerate of others. They behave exceptionally well inside and outside of their classrooms and they were very respectful during a memorial event that took place during the inspection. Safeguarding is effective. The school has a culture for keeping children safe and leaders have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are regularly reviewed and understood by all staff. A number of staff are fully trained to take responsibility for safeguarding in different areas of the school and staff are clear about what they should do if a concern arises. Established routines are in place to keep children safe in the school, including in the early years provision and the sixth form. Thorough and well-maintained safeguarding checks are updated regularly and clear policies, which make reference to the most recent guidance, are implemented well. Staff have received up-to-date information and training about keeping children safe, so prompt action is taken if required. Staff work well with outside agencies. They make timely referrals to the appropriate local authority officers and follow up concerns appropriately. Children missing in education protocols are followed routinely and records are well kept and secure. Staff have also had training on relevant issues such as preventing extremism and child sexual exploitation. Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe in ways that are age-appropriate. They have learned about a range of topics, including e-safety, and they told inspectors that they feel safe in the school. The vast majority of staff and parents who made their views known to inspectors agreed that pupils are safe. Inspection findings Leaders know the school well. Senior leaders and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils and demonstrate the capacity to improve the school further. Leadership at all levels is being developed in order to improve the quality of education in the school. The early years provision and the sixth form are led well and new leaders with responsibility for improving teaching and learning are having a positive impact.
2015 GCSE RESULTSImportant information for parents
Due to number of reforms to GSCE reporting introduced by the government in 2014, such as the exclusion of iGCSE examination results, the official school performance data may not accurately report a school’s full results. For more information, please see About and refer to the section, ‘Why does a school show 0% on its GSCE data dial? In many affected cases, the Average Point Score will also display LOW SCORE as points for iGCSEs and resits are not included.
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