Ofsted Praise for Middle School
School is celebrating a
successful OFSTED inspection.
In his report,
Government inspector John Francis stated that Hethersett Middle School
was “a good school that offers good value for money.”
report praised staff and pupils:
“The pupils enjoy
being at school, are welcoming and very positive about their learning.
Behaviour is good and pupils report that bullying is rare and quickly
dealt with when it does happen.
along with a good curriculum and the excellent opportunities for
enrichment found throughout the school prepares pupils very well for
their future life. The quality of care and support for pupils is
good,” the report states.
school, teachers motivate pupils to attain high standards and have high
expectations of their behaviour and work rate,” it continues.
The school receives
a grading of “good” in every category – achievement and standards;
personal development and well-being; teaching and learning; curriculum
and other activities; care, guidance and support; and leadership and
It is rated as
outstanding in providing a healthy lifestyle for its pupils and
developing skills in the children that will contribute to their future
There is also a
special mention for the interest pupils show in the community: “Pupils
have a good awareness of the community, learn to care about others and
raise money for good causes.”
The report also
highlights the breadth of the curriculum: “The good curriculum is
enhanced by an exceptional range of enrichment activities. These include
additional sporting and creative activities, such as swimming, pottery
and a writers’ workshop.”
The report states
that pupils are well cared for and relationships within the school are
relationships established between staff, parents and governors encourage
all to play an active role in the school’s work.”
Head Teacher Andy
Whittle welcomed the report and paid tribute to the efforts of staff:
report is due to the effort which all staff, children and parents put
into ensuring our school creates a happy, stimulating and challenging
environment with high expectations,” he said.
The full report is available on the OFSTED web site at www.ofsted.gov.uk