Celebration time as North Bromsgrove High School goes from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good' Ofsted rating - The Bromsgrove Standard

Celebration time as North Bromsgrove High School goes from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good' Ofsted rating

Bromsgrove Editorial 7th Mar, 2023   0

STAFF and students at North Bromsgrove High are celebrating after the school was judged ‘Good’ in all areas, just four years after ‘requiring improvement’.

Since then headteacher Nick Gibson and his team have been working hard and their efforts have now been rewarded following this inspection, which took place on January 25 and 26.

Mr Gibson said: “We are so proud of our North family and we are thrilled with our Ofsted report in which inspectors recognise all the hard work, achievement and high standards taking place across our fantastic school.”

Ofsted rated every area across the school as ‘Good’ and cited the many rapid improvements that had taken place since the previous inspection under Mr Gibson’s headship.

The report’s findings are particularly impressive given the two years of education disruption – between 2020 and 2022 – caused by the Covid pandemic.

Inspectors were quick to recognise the work across the school stating: ‘Leaders and staff work tirelessly to realise their vision of an inclusive community school.

“All are reaping the rewards of their collective endeavour.”

Many supportive parents also provided positive feedback, including one family which said: “We have been delighted to witness both our son and his school develop together over the past five years.”

Inspectors stated more pupils needed to ‘read for pleasure’ but added leaders had plans in place to address that and added some disadvantaged pupils had poor attendance which needed addressing.

Other than that, the glowing report had plenty of praise across the board.

Mr Gibson added ‘We have a talented and committed staff who have worked hard to achieve the accolades cited in the report.

“Equally, the Ofsted report combined with an excellent set of exam results, together with the school being oversubscribed is testament to the dedication and expertise of our staff’.”

Chair of Governors Sue Milsom added: ‘The governors are extremely pleased with the report and we are delighted Ofsted has recognised all of the excellent work which takes place across North Bromsgrove High School.

“We can be extremely proud of the judgements shared in the report as it highlights the many successes achieved by staff and students.”

Mr Gibson said: “When I first took the headship four years ago, I set out our simple mandate that NBHS would be ‘the school of choice across the area’.

“The future of North Bromsgrove looks very exciting, and I would add the ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement together with a strong set of examinations results and high demand for student places puts the school in a very strong position going forward.”


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