School Self Evaluation

We recognise the importance of self-evaluation as a crucial part of our schools ongoing cycle of review and improvement planning. Our self-evaluation document is an important tool in this process, which enables us to draw together an evaluation of different aspects of our work leading to an evaluation of the quality of education provided by the school overall.

We judge ourselves as a Good School. This has been validated by our recent OfSTED inspection, September 2017

We consider these the main evidence indicators of our evaluation:

  • Our Governors and the Senior Leadership Group set a clear, strong direction to provide high-quality education and care for all pupils
  • Our staff are motivated and are committed to bringing the school’s vision to life through their work
  • Our curriculum is well planned; it responds to pupils’ needs very well; the planning and delivery for pupils’ personal development is highly effective
  • Our leaders carefully monitor the quality of teaching and assess pupils’ progress to help them plan training and bring about improvement
  • Our teaching is effective; teachers and classroom teams work effectively together; this good teaching leads to strong progress across the broad range of subjects, but does not yet  result in the same rapid and often outstanding progress as found in mathematics and English
  • The post 16 provision is ably led and managed; courses are tailored to students’ needs, the wide range of opportunities for work-related learning and good teaching lead to good progress; students are supported and prepared well for the next steps in education, training, and for adult life
  • Our pupils are open, welcoming and accepting of others from different backgrounds to their own; they know how to lead healthy lives and keep themselves safe

Please find our full, updated School Self-Evaluation Document and Key Areas Evaluation Summary below:

To find out what our students, parents and carers say about our school click on the links to Student Questionnaires and  Parent Questionnaires