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Headteachers Blog Posted on 06/07/17

Headteachers Blog

It’s Not All About Ofsted

Recently we had an Ofsted inspection, my fourth at the school in 11 years.

We had two very professional inspectors who did their job thoroughly and did it with the school, not to it. If you were good at your previous inspection, you only get a one-day inspection. They told us what we already know-that we are a solidly GOOD school with EXEMPLARY safeguarding and strong leadership at all levels. We have outstanding practice in a number of areas, which we also knew.

As a GOOD school there are endless events packed into the final term of 2016/17 for our students to participate in, learn from, and enjoy. We are raising money to fund a guide dog, we are in the middle of GCSE’s with our hard working students and staff, we are looking forward to National Sports Week, we are taking part in Walsall’ s fabulous Big Sing performance and dance performances, we are excited about the Prom and we can’t wait for Enrichment Week. The list is never ending! Our students enjoy incredible lessons every day, we have amazing staff, students are kind and caring, our parents want their children to do well in school and most of all we are proud of our school.

Finally, everyone at the school and ex colleagues are delighted to hear that former student Erin O’Connor has been awarded the MBE for services to Fashion and Charity in the Queen’s birthday honour’s list. We send her our congratulations.

Helen Keenan