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Honiton Community College Ofsted Press Release

The "Overall Effectiveness" of the College has been rated "Good."

Ofsted, as well as Her Majesty's, Inspectors visited the college on 16-17 March and 26-27 April 2016.

The "Summary of key findings for parents and pupils" acknowledged:

"Teaching is good overall and is well planned to ensure that pupils make good progress from their different starting points."

"The good behaviour and attitudes of pupils contribute to the orderly, purposeful and positive atmosphere in the school. Their respect for themselves, others and the environment supports good learning."

"The principal and his senior leadership team are determinedly improving the quality of education. As a consequence, current pupils make good progress in their knowledge, skills and understanding."

Principal, Mr Smith congratulated his staff team and students saying:

"I am absolutely delighted and thrilled that all of our hard work has been acknowledged and that the students' academic, social and emotional developmental progress has been recognised.  I know we are a great team but to have an outside body praise us so highly is a credit to all the individuals who work tirelessly to support our students."

Highlights within the report include:

"Teachers use their secure subject knowledge and increasingly effective questioning skills to help pupils take the next steps in their learning. Relationships with pupils are very positive and contribute to pupils’ progress because they are keen to learn."

"The school’s core values of respect for yourself, others and the environment is reflected in the way pupils behave around the school, their attitudes to learning and their contribution to their community." 

"Under the strong leadership of the new head of sixth form, the progress and achievement of current learners is improving. Retention is also much improved." 

“Pupils are now making good progress across most year groups and in most subjects.”

“The governing body is strongly committed to the school and governors understand well their role in improving the quality of education. They provide a good balance of support and challenge to school leaders to help them improve outcomes for pupils.” 

With an eye on the future, and the desire to be outstanding, Mr Smith stated:

"We will continue to instil a culture of high expectations in our community and raise students’ aspirations so that achievement is consistently good or better in all subjects." 

To see a copy of the report click here


Last modified onMonday, 23 May 2016 15:48


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