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Ofsted report for Edmonton County School

About Ofsted

Download our December 2014 Ofsted Report

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

To find the inspection report on any educational organisation visit the Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk

Edmonton County School was inspected in December 2014, copies of this report are obtainable from the school, or you can download it from our website here:Edmonton County Ofsted report December 2014

You can also download our previous report here: Edmonton County School Ofsted Report 2010

If you would like a copy of this document in a different format, such as large print or Braille, please telephone Ofsted on 08456 404045, or email: enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk

A sample from our 2014 Ofsted report

Ofsted judged that:

  • The headteacher and senior leadership team are passionate about making sure that all students achieve their best. They set high standards and through their drive and ambition have successfully raised the quality of teaching and students’ achievement.
  • Governors are well informed and use their wide range of experience and knowledge to support and successfully challenge the senior leadership team to improve all aspects of the school’s work.
  • Teaching is good and at times outstanding. Teachers have good subject knowledge and high expectations which they use effectively to engage and motivate students to want to do well.
  • Students’ achievement is good. The progress that students make in most subjects is at least good given their starting points, and in English progress is outstanding.
  • Students say they feel safe and well cared for. The school’s work to keep them safe is good.
  • Students’ behaviour is good and attitudes to learning are positive. This contributes greatly to the good progress that students make.
  • Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted successfully through a wide range of activities and a variety of well attended after school clubs. Students are proud of the different cultures and religions in the school and show a clear understanding and awareness of British values of respect and tolerance.
  • Children in the newly opened Reception, and pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 classes have made positive starts to their learning because of clear leadership and good teaching.
  • Provision in the sixth form is good and improving. The achievement of students has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Strong and determined leadership, and better quality teaching have brought about these changes.

Ofsted identified two things that we need to do better:

  • Not all teachers plan work which is accurately matched to the abilities of the less-able students. As a result some do not make the rapid progress of which they are capable.
  • The systems and policies that have been introduced to improve the work of the school are not always consistently applied by all staff.

We have made significant progress already in these areas and are working our way to being an ‘Outstanding’ school.

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