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 sixth form is good and improving. Relationships between teachers and students are purposeful. Teacher’s expectations of their students are high. Teachers ask searching questions and set challenging work. As a result, students are making good progress..’’ OFSTED 2017
‘’Students who enter the sixth form without good GCSE passes in English and mathematics are well supported to achieve better results in resit examinations’’ OFSTED 2017
‘’Students are well informed about the world of work. Teachers guide students through the process of choosing and applying for a university place effectively’’ 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.