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Matravers headteacher delighted with latest OFSTED visit

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 10:57 am.

School inspector James Sage, visited Matravers School on Thursday 10th October to look at the progress that the school has made since its OfSted Inspection in March 2013. 

The March inspection graded the school as one that ‘requires improvement’, but feedback from James Sage this month concluded that, “…the school is well on track to be judged to be good at its next inspection and well before the end of the two year period.”

James Sage (HMI) further concluded that he recognised, “…the ambition of you (headteacher) and your senior leaders for the school to be outstanding,” and that, “…this appears to be possible within the required period.” OfSted have agreed, “…that the school should be given every chance to make the improvements necessary to become outstanding at the next inspection.”

Headteacher, Dr Simon Riding responded to this positive visit by saying, “We are delighted with this recognition that Matravers is on the journey towards outstanding. We have really accelerated our progress this term and OfSted clearly recognise this. Our students are really proud of their school and recognise the higher expectations being made of them.”

The Sixth Form planning was described as “exciting” with a new curriculum offer being made in 2014 and recruitment well underway. The Sixth Form Open Evening is on Thursday 24th October from 6.00pm.

Matravers is due to be fully inspected again by OfSted within the next 12 months.