You can view a copy of our recent Ofsted report here, arising from our inspection dated 2nd – 3rd February 2016, led by HMI Susan Wareing and her team.
The outcome of the report is that the school has been judged as requiring Special Measures. Clearly our Governors and staff are very disappointed with this outcome, particularly as we have made a number of significant changes to the school since September 2015. Ofsted also recognised these changes have been made but needed firm evidence of their impact which will not be available until later in the year and when the examination results have been published.
We are pleased that nowhere in the report does it state that the school is moving in the wrong direction or that the changes we have made to our Governing body and Leadership will not eventually have positive results. Our new Headteacher, Linda Emmett and Executive Headteacher, John Cornally are committed to continuing their work with our staff and pupils over the rest of the year and beyond. The Ofsted report stated that: “The Headteacher and Executive Headteacher’s self-evaluation is honest and accurate.”
We would want to reassure parents that major changes have been introduced to improve the school, including:
- The appointment of a new governing body and a new Chair of Governors
- The appointment of an outstanding candidate as a permanent Headteacher
- New appointments have been made to key departments which will significantly improve the quality of teaching for your child
- Clearer focus on attendance and behaviour
In the next few days the Governors will approve an action plan which will have specific timescales and targets for achievement. We are holding a meeting for all parents on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 at 6pm when we will share the action plan with parents and listen to your views on how we can further improve All Saints Catholic College.
Clearly we are all disappointed with the outcome of our Ofsted inspection. But we are determined to work together as a community to ensure that All Saints again becomes a good school that everybody can be proud to support. That is the wish of the Diocese, our Governors, Staff, Pupils and Parents.
Mrs L Emmett