School given Ofsted boost

PUPILS and staff at All Saints’ School in Mansfield are celebrating after being given the thumbs up by Ofsted inspectors this week.

The Broomhill Lane school, which caters for pupils aged 11-18, was given an overall rating of ‘good’ with outstanding features by the education watchdogs.

Ofsted found that All Saints’ School has a good sixth form, where achievement is good and outstanding in key areas and students made rapid and outstanding progress.

The quality of teaching was found to be good to outstanding with many examples of inspirational teaching and learning being observed.

Behaviour was seen as exemplary in lessons because learning tasks were fun, challenging and absorbing for students.

“Led by an inspirational headteacher, leaders at all levels have taken an uncompromising stance to quickly improving the quality of teaching and in turn have raised achievement,” said inspectors.

“Central to the school’s success has been the first-rate leadership of teaching and the rigour with which it is managed.”

Ofsted said the school could raise achievement in science and improve the standard of teaching so it matches that of maths and English.

Headteacher Maureen Cobbett said: “I am delighted at the outcome of the inspection, it was a well-deserved judgement as staff at all levels have worked tremendously hard to improve the experience students receive at All Saints’ School.”