Schools regulator Ofsted has quite a job to do, monitoring the performance of almost 6,000 secondary schools across the UK.
Here we take a look at the eight secondary schools in Leeds that have recently received an Ofsted report and rating from the inspectors.
1. St John’s Special Catholic School,
Another “exceptional” note for St John’s, which caters for deaf pupils. The report stated, “The children really enjoy being part of the residential offering at this school. They have excellent relationships with staff, whom they know and trust very well. Some children ask to attend more days than they are allocated. “
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2. Western Specialist Inclusive Learning Center
The latest inspection was released following an inspection in June. The report called the school “good”, adding: “Students benefit from a personalized approach to learning. the needs are satisfied by this structure.
3. West Oaks School
A rare ‘outstanding’ rating for a school in Leeds, West Oaks was inspected in May. Ofsted said: “Pupils’ behavior is exemplary. School sites are calm. They are positive environments for pupils’ learning. Pupils receive regular support and intervention. This support is well thought out by specialized teams who work in close collaboration with teachers and accompanying persons.
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4. West Leeds Academy
After a visit focusing on the school’s safeguarding procedures, an Ofsted report concluded that the school’s arrangements were “effective”. He added: “Leaders ensure that staff receive ongoing training on a variety of protection topics. Weekly meetings focus on a range of protection topics and how staff can deal with them effectively. “As a result, staff have a clear understanding of the process for reporting any safeguarding concerns they have regarding students. Leaders respond to concerns raised and keep staff informed of actions taken.”
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