Final Ofsted Report

Dear Parents / Carers

As you are aware The Howard School was inspected by Ofsted earlier this term, and I am very pleased to attach the final report. As it was a short inspection the report comes in the form of a letter, but the many strengths they identify come through just as strongly, some of which have been highlighted below.

  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
  • The school is a calm and orderly environment, where pupils and students attend regularly and feel safe.
  • Pupils make good progress across an increasingly wide range of subjects
  • Sixth form students achieve well in academic and vocational courses, making good progress across a variety of subject areas by the end of Year 13.
  • Staff know pupils and students as individuals, and provide them with support that is appropriate to their different needs.
  • Almost all parents would recommend the school to another parent, and report that their children feel safe and happy at the school.
  • Pupils are encouraged to work with increasing independence
  • Pupils appreciate the resources and support available to them, and say that they benefit from extra help that teachers give them willingly
  • Pupils and students are respectful of each other and their teachers, and work amidst a culture of acceptance.
  • Leaders help post-16 students to develop their independence and play a greater role in the life of the school.
  • Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well.
  • Disadvantaged pupils make strong progress compared with other pupils nationally
  • Pupils behave well in lessons and when moving around the school
  • Pupils read fluently and with comprehension appropriate to their starting points

Please click here for a copy of the report

Final Ofsted Report

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