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HMI Monitoring Visit

27th June 2014

Following our recent HMI monitoring visit in June, we are anticipating a good outcome from our next inspection.


Headteacher, Gina Wagland, was pleased with the feedback from the inspector and in particular the following comments:


  • You have comprehensive, clearly expressed information to show that targets are challenging and that rates of progress has accelerated for most pupils across during this academic year.
  • There is good evidence to show that teaching has improved and is continuing to do so. 
  • You and your external adviser report that pupils continue to show an improved attitude to learning. 
  • Restraint is still used but this has continued to reduce. 
  • You are aware of the need to remain vigilant and take action against any signs of extremist behaviour. 
  • Self-evaluation is forming a stronger basis for school improvement planning and there is a good link between the two.
  • Staff spoken to were positive about the way in which the school is changing and the involvement they have had in reviewing progress.

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