Twynham is Outstanding - again!
Ofsted visited us in April 2013 and I hope that you are as proud and as delighted as I am to read what they had to say. You will know that the criteria for ‘Outstanding' schools have been tightened enormously and that to be categorized as a ‘Good’ school means that the school really is very good indeed.
It has been made clear by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector and the Secretary of State for Schools that the ‘bar has been lifted even higher’ so that for inspections which have taken place since September 2012, only the top 4% of schools will be categorized as ‘Outstanding’.
You may notice in the report that schools are judged against stringent criteria under four main headings: Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour & Safety of pupils, and Leadership & Management. This then leads to an overall grade for ‘Overall Effectiveness’. We scored ‘1’ (Outstanding) for every single category, which is a great testament to everyone associated with the school.
I hope that you enjoy reading about our school and thank you again for your support. As I always say, it is when students, parents and the school staff work together that students are able to thrive and do well. I will finish this letter with a quote which is used as an example in the report, from Year 11 students: “It is genuinely an amazing school. It’s a comprehensive school; a wide range of people can achieve really well. There is no limit to how high you can achieve”.
The report can be found on the left of this page.
Dr Terry Fish