As you may be aware, the school was inspected by OFSTED just prior to the February half term break. I have pleasure in highlighting a final copy of the report for you.
The ‘Good’ judgement for the school is in no small part a result of staff, pupils and parents working in partnership to instil high expectations in all that we do at St Bede’s and Byron. This is reflected throughout the report:
“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. There is a calm and purposeful atmosphere for learning throughout the school. Pupils wear the school uniform with pride. A parent told inspectors that ‘The young people’s presentation and behaviour within the school is a credit to St Bede’s.” OFSTED 2017
“Pupils’ behaviour in lessons is exemplary. Pupils want to learn and are keen to work hard and make good progress. They now have a better understanding that every lesson and every school day counts. OFSTED 2017
“High-quality interventions enable pupils to make more rapid progress and catch up with their peers. As one parent commented, ‘Nothing is too much trouble and every child really does matter.’ OFSTED 2017
Teachers provide work at different levels of difficulty to suit the different needs of all of the pupils in their classes. They do not allow pupils to spend time practising work that they can already do. They set work which challenges pupils to improve. OFSTED 2017
The governors staff, students and parents should feel incredibly proud of the continued hard work that has resulted in this very favourable judgement.