School’s delight at good Ofsted report

Tweedmouth Community Middle School has been judged ‘good’ following its inspection by Ofsted last month

By Ian Smith
Friday, 15 March, 2019, 08:25
Tweedmouth Middle School has received a 'good' Ofsted report.

This follows on from a previous inspection in 2016 when it was judged to ‘require improvement’.

Headteacher Ben Hulbert said: “We are absolutely thrilled that all the hard work and commitment shown by staff, pupils, governors and of course parents has been recognised – it is testament to just how far we have come and is fantastic news for the educational provision of children in the Berwick Partnership.

“When pupils are in a happy and safe environment, the learning will always happen so it is great that inspectors recognise how well pupils progress in the four years they are with us, and how well we prepare our pupils for the next stage of their education.”

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Ofsted praised the high expectations staff have of all pupils, how its commitment to improving reading leads to confident, fluent readers and how huge improvements in pupil’s writing has led to ‘strong progress in pupils’ written work across the whole curriculum in all year groups’.

They commented on the fact that ‘pupils value their education and are proud of their school’, ‘strong, caring relationships permeate the school’ and how the ‘curriculum ‘inspires pupils to learn’.

Mr Hulbert said: “I’m particularly pleased inspectors picked out so many areas they now judge to be strengths: pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, the strength of SEND provision, teachers’ subject knowledge, school’s proactive safeguarding culture, high quality reading provision, and progress in science and writing. Exciting times lie ahead as we start planning towards becoming an ‘outstanding’ school.”