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Westleigh High School has improved, say Ofsted inspectors
10:31am Tuesday 11th December 2012 in News
A HIGH school has received its report from government inspectors.
Westleigh High School, in Westleigh Lane, was deemed a good school by Ofsted where the behaviour and safety of pupils is ‘outstanding’.
“The Ofsted inspectors simply witnessed what has been happening at Westleigh High School over the past three years,” said head teacher John Banks.
“You cannot suddenly put on a performance for achievement, behaviour and high quality teaching because you have an Ofsted inspection.”
Westleigh’s Ofsted report has improved since last time when its overall result was ‘satisfactory’.
Inspectors observed 40 lessons by 38 teachers and considered parent responses to online and written questionnaires.
They also considered 10 responses to a staff survey, one letter and one conversation with parents.
In August pupils at Westleigh achieved the school’s best ever GCSE results with of 100% pupils achieving five A* to G, 79% A* to C.
However, Ofsted did say the school could improve the quality of teaching and increase the proportion of ‘outstanding’ lessons in order to further raise students’ achievements.
Inspectors offered four points for achieving this including ensuring resources and activities more closely match the needs of individual students and creating further opportunities for students to actively participate in their learning.
Mr Banks added: “The final Ofsted report confirms what I already know. I am extremely proud of our students. I am also very grateful for the continued support we receive from parents, staff and governors to enable our school to become one of the best.”
The report is available on the Westleigh High School website at westleighhigh.co.uk or alternatively copies are available from the school.
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