Conisborough College Students Outdoors Lewisham

OFSTED Report

Conisborough College had a full Section 5 Ofsted Inspection on 15-16 May 2018. Overall, Ofsted have rated the school as ‘Requires Improvement’.  We are now working rigorously to ensure that when we are re-visited, under a Section 5 inspection, we are judged at least ‘Good’.

More recently, in January 2021, we welcomed Brian Oppenheim HMI, and Lucy Bruce HMI, from Ofsted to carry out an ‘Additional Section 8 Monitoring inspection.’
This was carried out remotely over 2 days on 27th and 28th January, as we are a ‘Requires Improvement’ graded school.  You can read our recent Section 8 and 5 Inspection Reports below:

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Ofsted Section 8 Monitoring Inspection

January 2021

On this occasion, the inspectors had one judgement to make. I am pleased to say that having considered all their evidence and taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on the school, in their opinion we have been judged to be meeting the expectation that ‘Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances.’

The inspectors recognised the progress and hard work going into improving the school. They spoke to students, staff, visited on-line lessons, met with governors and spent a lot of time looking at student’s work as well as meeting with other professional colleagues who work with and support the school. 

They recognised where new appointments and opportunities at the school have been made and introduced in order to strengthen teams and increase the ability for us to continue to improve, and the impact that these actions have had.

We are very pleased with the recognition of the hard work and positive direction that the school is continuing to go in especially over the last year with continuation of the pandemic and the challenging circumstances we all find ourselves in. We still have hard work ahead. With your support and consistency from students and staff alike and under the leadership of our Governing Body, I am sure
we will become that ‘Good’ school which the community deserves and should have. We enjoy support from the Local Authority, and we work closely with our school improvement partners. This really is a full team effort and hard work, but it is worth it for the benefit of all our young people.

Mrs J. HadlowHeadteacher

Parent View

Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the school year. The questionnaire is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views to inspectors about their child’s school at the time of a school inspection.

Ofsted Inspectors will review the evidence from Parent View throughout an inspection to ensure that all online responses received during an inspection are taken into account. If the response rate for Parent View is low, inspectors may take steps during the inspection to gather further evidence of parents’ views.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Paper Copies

If you require a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information on our website, please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

From our 2019 report

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances”

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“The Headteacher and staff are taking strong action to ensure that pupils continue to receive a broad education in the current circumstances. Focus is on adapting the curriculum and supporting staff to teach remotely and ensuring pupil’s well-being”

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“The work to improve how well subjects are taught is bearing fruit”.

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“Heads of Year support subject teachers to make sure all pupils attend lessons, including remotely”.

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“Governors understand the school’s priorities and know what needs to be done”.

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“Governors understand the school’s priorities and know what needs to be done”.

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“The bespoke programme of support for pupils with SEND is based on their individual needs. This mirrors the in-school programme”.

Ofsted 2021 comments…

“Leaders are ambitious for Year 11. They receive helpful feedback from their teachers whether they are at home or in school. Pupils know that their teachers are there to support them. Attendance in Year 11 remote lessons is strong”.

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