Celebrations as Ofsted give Kingsdown School a glowing report

By Ben Fitzgerald - 25 February 2020

EducationSecondary

Staff and pupils at Kingsdown School in Stratton St Margaret are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors gave their school a glowing report.

Following their two-day visit in January, the team concluded that Kingsdown School was ‘good’ overall. And they rated the school ‘good’ in four main categories - The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership & management.

In their report, Ofsted inspectors found that there were many opportunities for pupils to help each other, with many pupils taking on the responsibilities of reading buddies, sports leaders, ambassadors or mentors to their fellow pupils.

School leadership was praised for having clear expectations of conduct and attitudes that encourage pupils to work hard and to achieve. They found that leaders and teachers thought carefully about what they need to teach and when. 

It was found that leaders have taken a robust stance on absence, while rewarding pupils for good attendance and that pupils show respect and tolerance for one another.

The culture of the school was praised, with Ofsted inspectors finding that staff enjoy working at the school and feel well supported by the headteacher and leaders. They believe that the school has greatly improved and say they are proud to work there.

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