Ofsted gave Broadoak an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’. Their assessment of our school was in line with our own evaluation – with the areas to improve outlined in the report having already been identified by the school and an improvement plan already in place. The report clearly recognises the progress we have made over recent months, such as the raising of expectations across the college and the improvement in attendance rates, and outlines those areas where we must focus our efforts in order to improve further.
The inspectors are confident that the school leadership team has a clear focus on ensuring that students make the progress expected of them, and that staff are fully committed to rapidly raising standards. The report also recognises that more substantial progress is now being made including that children who are looked after make good progress and students with special needs are also making better progress.
We are delighted that the broad range of extra-curricular activities we offer have been recognised and valued. More importantly, we are very pleased that our safeguarding is noted as effective and that students feel well-informed and safe in school.
It is with great pride we should note that Broadoak students are polite, courteous and respectful and that the vast majority of our parents expressed their appreciation of the care taken to look after their children’s welfare.
As the report notes, we are tireless in exploring ways to help pupils and positive signs of improvement were seen due to the comprehensive plans for change we are putting in place. We are confident about the future and look forward to working with you on our improvement journey.
We are holding an event for parents on Tuesday 9th January at 6.30-7pm where I will be available to discuss the report along with members of the leadership team and governors. Please contact my PA, Ms Docherty on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your intention to attend.