We are now due to have an Ofsted inspection. Given the fact that our sixth form results are judged as ‘excellent’ for teaching and progress in year 12 and that our EBacc has improved by 5% and that over 70% of our students gained A* to C in a range of subjects including History, Geography and German we have got lots to celebrate. We are working hard with groups of students so that nobody is disadvantaged; we halved the pupil premium gap last year and our SEN students achieved record results. Our students’ behaviour was judged to be at least ‘good’ last year by an external verifier and I am very grateful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback which we receive at parents’ evenings and other events. We are really hoping to get a ‘good’ judgement for our school, but most importantly we want our students to become good citizens who share our British and Catholic values and seek to achieve the best results possible. We are holding a year 11 parents’ information evening next Tuesday, in order to help our families understand how they can best support our students and know what they need to achieve the best outcomes. I have written to all of you at the end of last term in order to explain how our data systems have changed and what we are doing to try and make our Key Stage 3 students make accelerated progress. One of the most successful strategies we have employed has been the literacy strategy, students reading ages have accelerated and students are able to produce more sophisticated written work which has impacted upon their examination results. I am also pleased that ‘Show My Homework’ has improved parental input and guidance, helping mores students to produce better homework and genuinely extend their learning.
I would be very grateful if you could go onto our website and use parent view to give your feedback on our school. If you would like further information or guidance please do not hesitate to contact us.