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Dinnington: Celebrating a ‘good’ Ofsted at the Comp

Dinnington Comprehensive School pupils celebrate their 'good' Ofsted rating with headteacher Paul Blackwell

Dinnington Comprehensive School pupils celebrate their 'good' Ofsted rating with headteacher Paul Blackwell

Staff, governors, students and parents are delighted that Dinnington Comprehensive School has been rated ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the school in April and they were happy with progress made since last January’s result which deemed the school ‘required improvement’.

The latest Ofsted report said the school’s achievement had risen quickly over the past three years and is now good.

Last summer saw students achieve the best set of A Level and GCSE results that the school has seen.

Celebrations continued this year with exam results in English literature which saw 71 per cent of pupils gain an A*- C grade. And 23 per cent achieved A*- A grades.

The school said this indicated it was on track to surpass last year’s record results.

“The whole school is thrilled with the Ofsted result particularly as it provides the official stamp of approval to something I have been saying for some time - we are a good school,” said headteacher Mr Paul Blackwell.

“This result is one the whole community can celebrate and indicates what is possible when students, parents, school staff and governors work together towards a common goal.”

“However this is not the end of the journey and we will now start the journey towards being outstanding”.

The Ofsted report highlighted that “teaching has been improving over the past few years and has now reached the point where it is good, because students are making good progress across a range of subjects, including in English and mathematics”.

It continued: “There are good relationships between students and teachers”.

Students were said to speak respectfully to adults and their attitudes to learning were good.

“Students are very positive about behaviour - saying that bullying is a rarity … there is always a caring adult to turn to,” the report said.

“The sixth form is good (and) … is well led”.

And finally: “The governing body have their sights firmly set on becoming outstanding.”

 

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