Tweedmouth Middle School makes progress
An Ofsted inspection at Tweedmouth Middle School has noted positive improvements over the last 12 months.
It was the first visit by Ofsted since the school was deemed to require improvement last year.
Inspector Malcolm Kirtley, in his monitoring report, states: ‘Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified in order to become a good school.’
The school has since received a visit from the local education authority school improvement partner who agrees with their school evaluation that ‘leadership & management’, ‘teaching, learning & assessment’ and ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ are all good.
It marks the end of a good year for the school with Year 6 SATS showing a massive improvement on 2016.
Tweedmouth Middle was above national averages in maths and reading and ,most importantly, in the combined measure of reading/writing and maths. Results in reading and maths showed the second highest year-on- year improvement in Northumberland.
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Head teacher Ben Hulbert was delighted with the progress made by pupils and said they deserved a huge pat on the back. He also thanked parents for their input.
He also commented on how well middle school provision across Berwick is catering for pupils’ curricular development as well as their physical and emotional development - vital preparation for the rigours of GCSE studies, A-Levels and university/college placements.
Mr Hulbert added: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents, pupils, governors, our community and of course our staff for their support throughout the year.
“Huge efforts and giant strides have been made this year at TCMS, so your continuing support really does make a huge difference. I wish you all a prosperous, safe and happy New Year.”