Head teacher de­scribes his pride in school’s achieve­ment Of­sted full of praise for ‘out­stand­ing’ gram­mar

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Ash­ford’s High­worth Gram­mar School has been given a glow­ing re­port by Of­sted in­spec­tors who have classed it as ‘out­stand­ing’.

Teach­ers and pupils at the Quan­tock Drive school were thrilled to be in­formed of the top clas­si­fi­ca­tion last Fri­day.

Head teacher Paul Danielsen said he was de­lighted with the Of­sted in­spec­tors’ re­port and the out­stand­ing des­ig­na­tion.

Mr Danielsen added: “The re­port re­flects the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of both the stu­dents and the staff. I am re­ally proud to be the head teacher of this fan­tas­tic school.”

The in­spec­tion re­port classed High­h­worth as out­stand­ing in the achieve­ment of its pupils, the qual­ity of teach­ing, the be­hav­iour and safety of pupils, and the school’s lead­er­ship and man­age­ment.

The Of­sted in­spec­tion team spent two days at the school on June 13 and 14. Their re­port says the school’s stu­dents make “ex­cel­lent” progress, and their GCSE and A-level exam re­sults are above the national aver­age.

Teach­ing is ‘good’, and half of it is also out­stand­ing.

The in­spec­tors said that the stu­dents’ be­hav­iour was “ex­em­plary” and the school had an inclusive at­mos­phere, with all stu­dents feel­ing val­ued and be­ing treated equally.

The Of­sted re­port de­scribed Mr Danielsen and his se­nior lead­ers as “ex­cel­lent role mod­els for teach­ers”.

The school’s sixth form was de­scribed as “out­stand­ing with ex­em­plary lead­er­ship and ex­cel­lent teach­ing.” Of­sted’s pre­vi­ous re­port also classed High­worth Gram­mar as out­stand­ing.

High­worth has 1,300 stu­dents and ap­prox­i­mately 140 staff, 86 of whom are teach­ers.

Pic­tures: Paul Danielsen FM2667765 and Gary Browne

High­worth Gram­mar School and head teacher Paul Daniel­son

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