Outstanding teaching highlight of St Clere’s Ofsted report

OUTSTANDING teaching in the hearing and visually impaired unit is just one of the highlights in the St Clere’s school Ofsted report.

The report is an overall "Good" grading for the Butts Lane school which was inspected on September.

The report highlights the following.

1. Students achieve well. They reach above-average standards by the end of Year 11. This represents good progress in relation to their starting points which are average and sometimes below average.

The development of students’ literacy and numeracy skills is partic. good.

2. Students behave well. They are very proud of their school, and display good attitudes towards their work and to each other. They feel very safe and their attendance is well above average.

3. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good because the academy promotes it very well. As a result, their understanding of British values, including the rule of law, parliamentary democracy and the dangers of extremism, equip them to be valued citizens.

4. Leaders and governors have a very accurate view of the academy’s strengths and remaining areas for improvement. Thoughtful leadership has improved the quality of education provided, particularly the quality of teaching.

5. The progress of disabled students and those who have special education needs is good, while students who are hearing or visually impaired make outstanding progress.

6. Teaching is good. There are very positive classroom relationships and students respond well to the challenge provided by their teachers.

7. The progress of disadvantaged students is good and gaps between their attainment and that of other students are closing.

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