Brimsham's Ofsted Report makes 'Good' reading

Ofsted Report, May 2019

I have much pleasure in informing you about Brimsham’s most recent Ofsted report, which judges us to be ‘Good’ across all inspection areas. A link to the full Ofsted report is here.

We are all thrilled that the hard work of students, staff and Governors, together with the support from parents, has been recognised in this way. I am fortunate to have such a dedicated staff team working with our students, and I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank them all.

In the last three years our students have benefitted from good quality teaching and their academic outcomes are the proof of this. As Ofsted note:

  • the progress pupils make by the end of Year 11 has improved.
  • observations and scrutiny of current pupils’ work, particularly in key stage 3, confirm that this continues to be the case because of improved teaching.
  • the progress pupils make in English has particularly improved, as a result of careful scrutiny and development of the curriculum.

Alongside this our inclusive approach has been celebrated, as has our commitment to our students’ welfare: we are, ‘astutely aware of the support required for individual pupils and work with creativity and commitment to ensure that their academic, social, emotional and therapeutic needs are met.’

The report captures the unique ethos of Brimsham, and I hope that you will take time to review the whole report to see just why Ofsted judges Brimsham as a 'good' school.

 

Kim Garland, Headteacher