Students and staff continue to improve

Students and head teacher Steve Evans from Rastrick High School
Students and head teacher Steve Evans from Rastrick High School

Teachers and pupils at Rastrick High School are working together to continue their progress and help students reach their potential.

Ofsted rated the Field Top Road school as “good” in all areas during the inspection at the end of January.

Lead inspector Fiona McNally said: “As a result of a relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching, it is now consistently good and all groups of students achieve well.

“Teachers have positive relationships with pupils. Teachers question pupils skilfully and check their understanding regularly to ensure that activities suit their needs.

“Students’ attitudes to learning in all key stages are good. This is seen in the positive impact of their behaviour on their progress across all subjects. They conduct themselves well in class and very well around school.”

The report also said since the head teacher was appointed in September 2013,and other leaders, including governors, have worked well to ensure teaching is now consistently good and all groups of pupils are achieving well.

Inspectors outlined a few aspects to focus on to help the school become outstanding such as the teaching and attainment in the sixth form provision at the school.

Commenting on the Ofsted report, head teacher Steve Evans said: “The Ofsted process was the toughest I have faced so far in my career and it certainly underlined the general consensus in education that the inspectorate has ‘raised the bar’ since September 2014.

“The result of the inspection was very positive and the judgement of good (in all measures) is an accurate reflection of the school’s journey to becoming an outstanding school.

“The whole experience underlined the fact that Rastrick has superb students who are very proud of their school and staff who are dedicated and relentless in their drive to ensure all our students reach their potential.”