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OFSTED Report 2021

Message from the Headteacher

We are delighted to attach a copy (here) of the latest report from our Ofsted inspection which judges Furze Platt Senior School to be a 'Good' school. The report highlights the many strengths of our school, and praises the achievements and behaviour of students as well the effectiveness of teaching and leadership.

We are all extremely pleased with the report which recognises us as the high achieving and successful school we work so hard to be. Staff and students deserve to be very proud.

The many strengths identified include:

'Pupils are friendly, courteous and polite. They say that they are happy and that they feel safe.'

'Behaviour is calm around the school site and conducive to learning in lessons. Interactions are courteous and respectful. Pupils are smart, polite and mature [and] are supportive of each other.’

'Behaviour in the Sixth Form is exemplary. Younger pupils welcome the support offered by Sixth Form students for their welfare and well-being.'

‘Teachers’ subject knowledge is particularly strong. Most teachers are subject specialists.'

'The curriculum is aspiring, broad and personalised. It is designed well to meet the needs of all pupils.'

'The school is committed to careers education. It aims to ensure that pupils and students are ambitious in their career aspirations, as well as having the versatility to adapt to the modern-day job market.'

'Parents and guardians speak enthusiastically about the school. They value the school’s commitment to academic and personal development.'

'The school is rightly proud of its extra-curricular provision.'

'Pupils’ relationships are shaped by the ACHIEVE values of the school, which stands for 'Ambitious, Collaborative, Happy, Integrity, Endurance, Versatility, Excellence’.

​​​​​​​'All pupils spoken to enjoyed school and showed pride in being part of the school community.'

Mr Gavin Tisshaw, Chair of Governors, writes on behalf of the Governing Body: 'We are pleased that findings from the recent Ofsted visit clearly demonstrate what a good school Furze Platt Senior School truly is. The commitment and support of teachers, staff, students, parents and governors alike continue to make this a safe, successful, inclusive and ambitious secondary school.'

As ever, we remain committed to securing the best possible education for all our students and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support.

Dr A Morrison