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An update on Merton school Ofsted inspections

Although it may be tempting fate to say so, Ofsted activity in Merton schools has seen a reduction this Summer term in comparison with the experiences of the eight schools that were inspected in the Spring term.

At the beginning of term Rutlish Schools (secondary) was inspected, and its report was finally published on the 19th June. The school received a much deserved judgement of outstanding, with the report identifying that ‘the uncompromising leadership of the headteacher and his senior leaders has created a culture which is highly aspirational’ and that ‘pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and are very proud of their school’ amongst many strengths.

Stanford has received a monitoring visit from an HMI, and the outcomes letter to the headteacher drew out how ‘high expectations set by staff and pupils’ positive attitudes to learning enable staff to challenge pupils’ understanding.’

Park School and Harris Primary Academy have very recently been inspected, and the reports are awaited.

Across the Borough 89% of schools continue to be judged to be good or better, which is in line with the national average, but below the average across London.

For more information on the Merton School Improvement Service contact the Head of Service Elizabeth.fitzpatrick@merton.gov.uk.

 

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