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Further Improvements recognised by Ofsted - January 2018

24 January 2018

Further improvements recognised by Ofsted at Forest High School

I am very pleased to share with you that following a monitoring inspection January 10th and 11th 2018, Ofsted have recommended that The Forest High School has made enough progress to undergo a full inspection before the end of this school year. This inspection would decide if the school should exit special measures.

The monitoring report highlights many areas of the school that have progressed and comments upon improvements in Mathematics, Science and English GCSE results in summer 2017. 

The Lead Inspector noted that our students are ‘cheerful and optimistic’ and that ‘Inspectors saw good behaviour during lessons. Most pupils are attentive and follow instructions quickly. Pupils readily support each other with their learning’.

Kevin Hamblin, CEO of SGS Academy Trust explained “We are delighted that the changes introduced recently have provided the Inspector with confidence that improvements have been made at the school. Whilst we take nothing for granted, and recognise that there is still work to do, we look forward to the next inspection and hope that we are lifted out of the special measures category.

The combination of a fantastic Headteacher, good recruitment of experienced staff and changes in our approach are now paying dividends. This is a happy school and our learners enjoy being here. We are small but that brings significant advantages to the wellbeing of young people. Our intention has always been to create a school which is the first choice for the local community which we are an integral part of. Everyone who looks around the school comments on the young people and the pride that they have in the school and I would like to thank the parents and students who have stuck with us on the journey to this point. The timing is perfectly in step with the increase in applications for next year that are expected. It is clear that if this school continues to improve academically, more local families will look to their local school for secondary education.”

Please click HERE to open this latest report in full.

Paul Holroyd, Headteacher

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