On 20 and 21 November 2018, Phil Smith and Mary Lanovy-Taylor (HMI Inspectors) completed an OFSTED monitoring visit of Carleton High School on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills. The inspection was the fourth monitoring inspection since the school became subject to special measures following the inspection that took place in January 2017.
I am really pleased to be able to share with you that the hard work of students and staff is really paying off, with both inspectors stating that there had been ‘significant improvements’ since the last monitoring visit in May. They highlighted that ‘The school has been a hive of purposeful activity since the previous monitoring inspection’ and that, since the previous monitoring inspection, ‘There have been significant improvements in the whole-school behaviour policy. This has led to an improved learning environment in which teachers can get on with teaching’.
A monitoring visit by HMI does not change the grading given to the school but sets out to judge the progress being made towards the key areas raised. The outcome of the monitoring visit was that ‘Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.’ This is the best outcome a school can be given following a monitoring visit and shows that we are making the right changes.