Ofsted heap praise on Tytherington School

27 Jun 2022 12:05
Published by: Scott Callan

Tytherington School were inspected by Ofsted between 26th and 27th April 2022. The two-day inspection specifically focused on the quality of education, curriculum design and planning, as well as the quality of behaviour, attitudes and safeguarding provision.

Tytherington School received high praise throughout the report for the high quality of education provided for youngsters.

Headteacher Mr Botwe said: "The report opens with a line which in many ways captures the very essence of our school community. The report stated: "Pupils and students told inspectors that Tytherington School is a safe and happy place, where everyone feels included and can make friends."

He went on to say: "Families will know that we've never done things for the purposes of Ofsted ratings or league tables, so I'm particularly pleased that the report recognises the high-quality education we provide at the school."

The inspectors said that "...Students have a strong voice in school life. They support and contribute to the leaders' vision of a community school where everybody is welcome."

The inspectors also recognised the fantastic behaviour and attitudes of the young people. The report states: "Leaders have high expectations of pupils' behaviour. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school building. They arrive to lessons on time. Pupils are considerate and respectful of others."

Mr Botwe added: "I am also pleased that the inspectors recognised our unrelenting focus on delivering an ambitious curriculum for all students."

The report states: "Leaders and trustees make clear their high hopes for pupils' achievement and future lives. They provide pupils with a broad and ambitious curriculum. This curriculum is especially strong in the sixth form. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils, all access the same opportunities and experience success in school."

There are so many other positives in the report including:

  • The Sixth Form is strong. The report states: "Teachers are especially expert in subjects in the Sixth Form."
  • Our efforts to develop and sustain positive reading habits.
  • Strength and breadth of our extra-curricular offer.
  • Our Personal Development and Careers provision "covers the knowledge that pupils and student need to contribute positively and flourish in modern Britain".

The Lead Inspector said that the feedback from parents, especially the free text comments, was among the best he had encountered.

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