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The James Hornsby School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

Below is the summary of the James Hornsby School given by Ofsted. Please see below the summary for a full download of the Ofsted report.

This is a Good School

  • Leaders, governors and teachers have inspired their pupils with the school’s vision for ‘a lifelong love of learning’, and standards have risen steadily as a result.
  • The headteacher and senior team share the same high expectations and have been successful in improving both the quality of teaching, and subject leadership.
  • Teaching is good. Teachers have effective subject knowledge. They make thorough use of assessment to plan challenging and interesting work for pupils of different abilities.
  • Pupils are expected to learn well and are set demanding targets. Leaders and teachers make regular assessment checks and provide effective guidance to help them succeed.
  • Pupils’ progress is good in most subjects including English, mathematics and science and this is a result of improvements made to teaching.
  • Disadvantaged pupils, boys, and those who have special educational needs or disability make good progress in most subjects because of effective teaching and assessment.
  • Leaders and teachers provide very good care and promote good behaviour. As a result, pupils’ personal development, welfare and attitudes towards learning are very positive. Pupils are confident, work hard and feel safe.
  • Pupils’ attendance has greatly improved. Leaders and teachers have successfully ensured that all pupils and parents understand its importance.
  • The curriculum is well organised to support the learning of all pupils. It supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well.
  • Governors are effective and highly committed. They have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development and hold leaders to account for its improvement.

View document general/ofsted-report-june-2016.pdf