Ortu Gable Hall School was recently inspected in May 2018.
Here a some quotes from their visit:
"The principal, trust, leaders and governors are determined to raise standards in the school."
"Leadership and provision in the sixth form are good."
"A broad, balanced curriculum is matched well to pupils’ abilities and interests. Pupils greatly value enrichment activities and trips."
"Good careers advice ensures that pupils progress into education, training or employment."
"Most staff are proud to work at the school, feel well supported and say that leaders consider their well-being."
"Leaders are beginning to raise standards. Leaders have strengthened procedures to monitor the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Assessment information is gathered throughout the school year to gauge the progress that pupils are making."
"The principal is a determined and resilient leader. He, alongside other leaders, is focusing on improving pupils’ outcomes."
"Pupils have access to a wide range of subjects in the curriculum. A higher-than-average proportion of pupils achieve the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) qualification at key stage 4. Extra-curricular opportunities enable pupils to develop their skills and interests further, particularly in the arts and sport."
"Middle leaders work collegiately. They understand their responsibility to check on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in their departments. They are highly supported and are given professional opportunities to develop their leadership skills."
"Recently qualified teachers feel well supported by leaders. They work closely together and are given lots of opportunities to share ideas. They feel valued by senior leaders and quickly adapt to the school’s systems and procedures."
"Most pupils are more positive about their confidence in staff to tackle bullying issues in the school. They say that bullying is rare and dealt with well. Those pupils who are members of the school council take pride in their role and are keen to represent the views of their peers."