Hall Mead School is rated outstanding in every category in Ofsted report
- Credit: Archant
A school, whose teachers “settle for nothing less than the best”, has received top marks in all categories in a recent Ofsted report.
Hall Mead School was rated outstanding by the education watchdog in its first full inspection published last week since becoming an academy in 2011.
Headteacher Simon London and senior leaders were praised for their “relentless drive” to ensure all students succeed, for having “very high expectations” and for settling “for nothing less than the best”.
It achieved top marks for the achievement of pupils; the quality of teaching; the behaviour and safety of pupils; the leadership and management; and governance of the school.
All groups of students were noted to be making excellent progress and learning enthusiastically. Meanwhile, inspectors said: “Teachers know their students well and plan effectively so that lessons are interesting and engaging.”
You may also want to watch:
Christine Mayle, the lead inspector, said in her report: “Teachers have very high expectations of all students. Students respond well to this challenge and strive to achieve their best. They make positive contributions to their learning and show respect for others.”
She added: “Comprehensive and regular checks on students’ progress through analysing assessment information allow all staff to keep a close eye on how each student is progressing.
- 1 Watch police break up 20-person Hornchurch baby shower
- 2 Debenhams, Liberty Centre, to permanently close
- 3 De Rougemont Hotel plans to revert to being homes
- 4 Pub owner 'drilled through cables' weeks before boy was electrocuted, court told
- 5 Havering Council looking for residents to become Covid marshals
- 6 Romford cancer patient describes impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
- 7 Watch police fine seven in Romford for watching TV together
- 8 Hornchurch Athletic captain excited by league switch and a new sponsorship deal
- 9 Council report reveals concern that borough's Covid vaccination drive may be held back
- 10 Queen's and King George hospitals appeal for volunteers to support end of life patients
“Actions are in place to give additional help to those students who need it.”
The report described students’ behaviour as “exemplary” and said they approach learning with confidence and maturity. It said: “Mutual respect is at the centre of the school community.”
It went on to praise the governing body’s “excellent understanding of the school, the challenges its faces and its strengths. Governors have played an active part in securing improvements since the school opened.”
Headteacher Simon London said: “This is a proud day for the academy and an endorsement of our approach to educating the young people in our care.
“It is also a testament to the hard work of the staff, the commitment of our pupils, the support of our parents and the contribution of the governors.”