Tag Archive: Ofsted

Mar
06

Ofsted report published

This week saw the publication of the Ofsted report for the no-notice inspection that took place in February. The report recognised some aspects where we have made considerable improvement whilst also highlighting areas for further development. The overall grading was one of “Requires Improvement” despite Leadership and Management and sixth form provision being rated as …

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May
16

Sporting success is high profile

  This week I spent some time speaking to Mr Smith (Humanities Faculty) about the “Travel Plan” that he has written for the Academy. He pointed out that the vast majority of our student’s walk or cycle to school, with a smaller number coming to school on their “person powered scooters”. This means that these …

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Jan
11

Promising start to a busy term

The College resumed this week after a well earned break and there was a real sense of purpose as students and staff got down to the business of teaching and learning. We received some very positive results from the November GCSE Mathematics examinations, over half of our Year 11 students have already passed with A*-C …

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Oct
05

Principal’s blog – Positive feedback from a variety of sources

This week I was pleased to receive the draft report from our recent Ofsted monitoring visit. The report, which should be officially published on Tuesday (9/10/12), outlines some of the areas where we have made  progress as well as identifying further areas for improvement. It was felt that we have made the most progress with …

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Sep
29

Principal’s blog 29/9/12 – Ofsted monitoring visit reports progress

This week wasn’t what I had expected or what I had planned after I received a telephone call from Ofsted on Friday 21st September informing me that they  would be coming back to Neale-Wade for a monitoring visit. Whilst Ofsted need to see the day to day running of the College I need to be available to …

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Jun
25

Principal’s blog week beginning 18/6/12

Last week we were finally able to  meet with our parents to look at the report from the Ofsted inspection in March. I was impressed by the parents who attended the meeting and there was a lively debate about the contents of the report but more importantly the way forward to address the issues contained in …

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Jun
02

Principal’s blog week beginning 28/5/12

Our Year 11 students had their Leavers Assembly this week led by Mr Welling and the atmosphere was fantastic. There were 3 musical items and a look back at some Year 7 photographs which proved to be amusing but also demonstrated just how far each student has travelled during their time at Neale-Wade. I wish …

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May
21

Principal’s blog week beginning 14/5/12

The residents from Heron House were invited to attend a Diamond Jubilee Tea Party at the College last week. Our Year 10 catering students put on a varied spread of cakes and savoury dishes that were enjoyed by the residents and the support staff from the residential care home. It is vitally important that our students experience …

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May
11

Principal’s blog week beginning 7/5/12

This week has been a very challenging week for the College. We are still awaiting the final Ofsted report for the inspection that was carried on March 21st and 22nd and we have not been given a date for the publication of the report. As I have previously stated we are unable to discuss the …

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May
04

Principal’s blog week beginning 30/4/12

The weather as we all know has been very poor with April being one of the wettest since Met Office records began. The poor weather has not affected the way in which our students have behaved with the vast majority behaving exceptionally well despite the restrictions that the building conditions and the weather conditions present. …

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