Ofsted Information for Parents/Carers

Dear Parents/Carers

I am delighted to inform you that Ofsted visited Falconer School on June 21-22 and judged the school as a GOOD school.

We are delighted with this judgement as we believe we have made significant improvements in the provision we provide for your son. In particular Ofsted state that Falconer school is a good school because:

  • The Headteacher leads the school with the conviction that all staff and pupils can achieve high standards in their work. As a result, the quality of teaching is good and pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress in many aspects of their work.
  • Governors have become increasingly knowledgeable about pupils’ achievements and the quality of teaching. They support and challenge leaders to ensure that pupils achieve high standards and staff are held to account.
  • Leadership roles beyond the Headteacher are being carefully and thoughtfully developed. Changes made to the leadership of special educational needs and of behaviour have resulted in significant improvements in the quality of the support provided for pupils.
  • Teachers work together in school and across other schools to review and develop their work so it best meets pupils’ needs. As a result, pupils’ learning and behavioural needs are increasingly well met and the quality of teaching continually improves.
  • Pupils are proud of their uniform and of their school. They behave well in lessons, when they move around school and when they relax together. Relationships between pupils and with staff are respectful. Because what pupils have to say is valued by leaders and staff, improvements reflect their views and sustain their engagement.
  • Almost every pupil moves on to further education or training that they remain in and complete because it is well suited to their interests and abilities.

The school is very proud about this judgment and it gives us a very clear mandate to further develop towards outstanding. We have had a fantastic journey from where we were three years ago and this judgement truly reflects all the hard work, commitment and dedication that students and staff have put into the school to ensure the best learning outcomes for all. The full report can be found on the schools website.

Wishing you all a very happy and relaxing summer break


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