Ofsted Highlights

We are a good school and remain a good school following our recent Ofsted visit. You can see the full report here https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/131062 

Here are some of the highlights:

You and your team have implemented a number of new approaches, including a new behaviour policy to reduce low-level disruption in lessons. This has had a positive impact and pupils are clear about what behaviours are expected of them. 
Leaders and staff ensure that respect and tolerance are threaded through all aspects of school life. A calm and caring ethos permeates the school, built on values such as politeness, participation and perseverance. These values are understood and appreciated by pupils, and contribute to their positive attitudes to school and each other. 
Pupils are safe, feel safe and are taught how to keep themselves safe. Those in need of additional help and support are well catered for in the school’s ‘Renaissance Centre’. 

At the heart of your approach is the drive to improve the quality of teaching to ensure that all pupils are appropriately challenged. This approach is having a positive impact on the quality of pupils’ learning. Teaching challenges pupils to think hard and aim high. This is particularly the case where teachers model subject-specific language and expect pupils to use this language precisely when talking about their learning. 

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