It’s Official. ‘Chiswick School is a Good School,’ say OFSTEDPosted: 19/04/12
After two satisfactory verdicts over the past six years Chiswick School has now been recognised as ‘good’ by OFSTED who inspected the school on March 21st and 22nd, using the new tougher framework introduced in January.
The watch dog found the school ‘good' in all four areas which are Pupil Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour and Safety as well as Leadership and Management. The report is full of praise for the school and its students. ‘Students work productively and at a good pace and are confident in discussing what they have learned.... Attainment at the school is above average...Students mix well together and interact with adults with good humour and good manners... Students in the sixth form achieve well and make good progress'. It goes on to praise the teachers for their good to outstanding practice. ‘Good relationships between students and adults based on high expectations ensure a calm learning atmosphere...Higher order questioning was used to extend students’ learning and encourage them to reflect... Teachers use good subject knowledge to plan engaging lessons...
The Headteacher and senior team are also praised for leading the turn around. ‘They have led a relentless drive for improvement which has resulted in a sustained increase in achievement over time’ A comment from a parent quoted in the report sums up the school well. ‘Chiswick provides a friendly purposeful, atmosphere and promotes ambition for every child’.
The Head teacher Tony Ryan was delighted. 'This report is fantastic news for our students, parents, staff and governors. Chiswick has had the “satisfactory” label for far too long, I am delighted that the school has been officially recognised as providing a good standard of education for our students. Parents can rest assured that the journey is not over yet, there are some strong elements of outstanding practice in the school, these were clearly recognised by the inspection team and everyone at Chiswick School now wants to push on to the next level. Our aspiration is to deliver a world class educational experience for all students’, he said.
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