School cel­e­brates Of­sted boost

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

POYN­TON High School is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter be­ing recog­nised as highly ef­fec­tive by govern­ment in­spec­tors.

Of­sted praised the school’s teach­ing, lead­er­ship and man­age­ment, stu­dents’ achieve­ments, be­hav­iour and wel­fare the school as ‘good’.

It is a dra­matic turn­around from two years ago when Of­sted down­graded it from ‘out­stand­ing’ to ‘needs im­prove­ment’. In a damn­ing re­port, in­spec­tors called the lead­er­ship and gov­er­nors ‘weak and re­ac­tive’ and ‘dis­tracted by is­sues in the com­mu­nity’.

In the new­est re­port in­spec­tors praised all aspects of school life, in­clud­ing stu­dents’ at­ti­tude and learn­ing, say­ing all staff and gov­er­nors have “high ex­pec­ta­tions and an unswerv­ing com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing that ev­ery pupil achieves their goals, what­ever their cir­cum­stances.”

Head­teacher David Waugh said the grad­ing is only a “hair’s breadth” from an out­stand­ing judge­ment.

He said: “We are so very proud of all of our stu­dents, our staff, our gov­er­nors and our par­ents and car­ers for their achieve­ment in en­sur­ing our school has been recog­nised for the very pos­i­tive im­pact it has on the life chances of our young peo­ple.

“I hope all within our com­mu­nity will join with me in cel­e­brat­ing the praise that has been af­forded to the qual­ity of lead­er­ship and gov­er­nance through­out the school, the qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing, our stu­dents’ progress and achieve­ment, our stu­dents’ be­hav­iour and wel­fare, the qual­ity of spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional needs pro­vi­sion, our ex­cep­tional Sixth Form pro­vi­sion and the great cur­ricu­lum and op­por­tu­ni­ties chil­dren have at our school.”

●● Rebel had to be res­cued from a horse box in Poyn­ton. Below: Rebel’s predica­ment

●● Poyn­ton High School has been praised. In­set: Head­teacher David Waugh

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