WHAT DID OFSTED SAY?
The full report can be accessed by clicking on the following link http://www.ofsted.gov.uk. However, these are some of the comments made by the Ofsted inspectors who visited us in June 2008.
“Pupils thrive both personally and academically in this outstanding school”
“The school lives its vision of ‘Learning Together’ extremely well as adults and pupils aim for excellence in all they do”
“Pupils achieve exceptionally well. The progress they make during their time at the school is excellent, as year on year they build very successfully on their previous learning”.
“The school’s success is a reflection of very effective teamwork and the extremely high expectations of staff, governors and parents. The Headteacher and senior staff lead and manage the school exceptionally well”
“Pupils are extremely well behaved and they work very hard in lessons. They are confident, polite, courteous and have a very mature attitude towards all they do”.
“Pupils’ exceptionally good spiritual and cultural development is extremely well supported by the Christian values the school promotes so effectively, and the rich diversity of learning opportunities provided. The school is a very cohesive and successful learning community”.
“Lively, focused and challenging teaching ensures pupils’ motivation to learn is high”.
“The standards pupils reach, together with their extremely well developed personal and social skills, ensure they are very well prepared for the next stage in their learning and the future world of work”.
“The school is extremely vigilant in the care it provides for pupils. Procedures to keep them safe are extremely thorough and implemented rigorously”.
Since our inspection everyone at William Gilbert is working hard to maintain the identified strengths whilst seeking to continually improve and embrace change.
Our latest inspection report can be found here