Staff and Governors at Broadoak College were delighted with the feedback from their November 2012 Ofsted inspection. The College was judged as “Good” in all categories, which is an excellent result based on the challenging new Ofsted framework.
The report praises the students’ achievements and in particular the excellent progress they make whilst at the school gaining “better than expected examination results.”
The Ofsted team recognised the very good behaviour at the school and the students’ high levels of attendance. The Inspector commented “The students feel safe, valued and respected and they enjoy the extensive range of activities.”
Shelagh Pritchard, Headteacher was particularly praised “The Headteacher has high aspirations for the school. She provides good leadership and the senior leadership team shares her drive to continue to improve teaching and achievement.”
The Governors’ work and commitment, led by Chair of Governors John Brock, were also highlighted “The governing body is most supportive. Governors know the school well. They are fully involved in the life of the school and know its strengths and where improvements are needed.”
Shelagh Pritchard commented “We are all delighted with this report, I am really pleased that the report recognises the excellent progress we have made in teaching and learning practice over the past 18 months. The positive feedback from the Inspector that, “Students commented that this is a good, happy and harmonious school. It is also a good and happy school because of the respect that exists between students and between students and staff” means so much to all of us.”