Ofsted Report

Sir John Talbot’s School is graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

In the most recent inspection report, Inspectors noted the following:

  • The leadership team has created a culture of high expectations and positive behaviour.
  • Students are respectful and well behaved, with the relationships between the students and staff being positive.
  • Governors have a detailed knowledge of the school and they have a strong strategic overview. The Marches Academy Trust‘s support of the school is effective and it has had a positive impact on many areas of the school.
  • The subject knowledge of teachers’ is strong. Lessons are planned carefully and ensure that there is a variety of engaging tasks which meets the needs of students.
  • Leaders respond quickly to weaknesses they identify. In areas where the students progress has been weak in the past, leaders’ actions are addressing this effectively.
  • Leaders’ work to teach students about the risks they face is very effective. Students have a good understanding of how the keep themselves safe.
  • Many students join the school with weak literacy and numeracy skills. Leaders’ plans to address this have begun to have a positive impact.
  • Post-16 students’ progress is good and improving. Study programmes are carefully managed and effective. Students value highly the wide variety of opportunities that leaders offer them.

The report also praised and recognised the school’s improvement in student attendance. It also mentioned that the progress of students is good, with disadvantaged students’ progress improving quickly towards that of other students nationally with similar starting points.

The report is testament to the hard work and dedication of the governors, staff, students and parents. We are a forward-thinking learning community that has always looked for inventive ways to make a difference and this was clearly recognised by Inspectors in their report. We pride ourselves on delivering an education that radiates well beyond the classroom, ensuring that each and every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to enjoy as many educationally enriching experiences as possible.

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