New leaders have made “significant improvements in a relatively short time”
Staff, students and parents at Carter Community School have been encouraged by the findings of Ofsted inspectors who visited the school earlier this month.
Whilst concluding that the School “Requires improvement”, inspectors praised the initiatives that have been put in place following disappointing GCSE results last summer.
In particular, Ofsted concluded that:
- students are 'making more progress, more quickly';
- there is now a 'strong learning culture in the school';
- 'behaviour has improved significantly in a relatively short time';
- 'attitudes to learning are good” and “students take pride in their work';
- 'the large majority of parents surveyed are supportive of the school’s work'.
- governors 'support the school strongly and are proud that the school is beginning to improve'.
Commenting on the Report, Acting Principal Sam Davidson said:
'This is an encouraging Report as it shows the inspectors’ confidence in the changes we have put in place since the summer. Everyone here is committed to driving improvement across the school and there is a genuine partnership between staff, students, parents and governors to do so.
'Whilst we do not under-estimate the hard work ahead, it is gratifying that the Inspectors saw for themselves that what we have put in place this academic year is working. We all know what this School is capable of achieving for its students and this Report shows that we are heading in the right direction.'