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28th Jun, 2022

Ofsted praise for Rubery's Waseley Hills High School

Tristan Harris 24th Feb, 2022 Updated: 28th Feb, 2022

WASELEY Hills High School has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for significant improvements in all areas.

The inspection, which took place last month, revealed the school had taken important steps towards bettering many key aspects.

The leadership of the Waseley Hills High and the Central Region Schools Trust it is part of where highlighted as ‘distinct strengths’.

The report said: “Trust leaders have a clear and candid view of what the school needs to do to improve and these steps are already showing success.”

Inspectors added the trust and its fully supportive leaders had played a significant role in the improvements.

The school is also working collaboratively with a new local academy governing board to provide more effective support and drive further improvement.

Inspectors were impressed with the school’s decision to move back to a three-year key stage 3 curriculum, giving staff more time to support students in deepening and securing their knowledge and understanding across different subjects.

Students’ learning was built up over time to ensure they were secure in what they knew and staff are positive about the impact the trust is having.

A new plan helps the school support disadvantaged students with teachers using the most effective ways to make this possible.

The school was also taking steps to improve SEND provision and the behaviour of the students.

Waseley Hills High Principal Damian Belshaw said he was pleased Ofsted had recognised the significant steps taken and the result was testament to the hard work of staff and students.

“Since I started my role as Principal in January, I have been working closely with the Trust and staff across the school to ensure we are making changes that will ensure there is sustained improvement in every area.

“Moving forward, we want to continue to build upon these initial successes and ensure every step is being fully implemented to ensure we are making a real difference for every single child and young person at our school.”

Guy Shears, Executive Principal (CEO) of the Central Region Schools Trust, said: “Our vision as a Trust is to ensure we are enabling every student, regardless of their background, to thrive.

“I am so thrilled that we have been a core part in supporting Waseley Hills High School in their first steps to achieving this.”

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