Earlier this month we welcomed inspectors from the Office for standards in education (Ofsted) into school and spoke with them about how our school has managed the return to full education for our pupils. We are very pleased to report that the inspectors were hugely impressed by the care and attention that has gone into ensuring that pupils are safe in school, that all reasonable and appropriate precautions against the transmission of COVID have been taken and that all pupils attending classes from reception through to sixth-form are being provided the normal, broad and balanced, character and academics curriculum in full.
On the day, the inspectors were particularly impressed by the fastidious way teachers assessed pupils levels of attainment on their return to school and planned teaching last half-term to ensure gaps were filled and lost learning was made up, whether that be through additional lessons during the day, the extended day for pupils in Year 11 or the tutoring programme the school is running for pupils facing exams this year, each Saturday morning.
All in all a very welcome recognition of the time and energy expended by pupils and teachers to ensure time out of school hasn’t meant missed learning at Eastbrook.
Please click on the image below to read the brief note of visit written to the school by inspectors.