Please find below our inspection reports and correspondences from Ofsted and the Diocese of Salford.
On 19th and 20th March St Joseph’s RC High School and Sports College was inspected, under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended).
We are pleased to announce that the inspection team recognised us as an improving school. They note the big improvements that have been implemented and have seen the impact starting to show. The team validated the leadership teams’ own assessment of where the school is up to and also acknowledged the plans we have for further improvement. If you would like a hard copy of the inspection report please contact the school office and we will be happy to oblige.
The Ofsted team noted that our progress scores in 2017 had not been good enough. This had been recognised by governors and the senior leadership team at the time and the trend started to reverse in 2018. The factors affecting pupil progress in 2017 have now been improved by the appointment of permanent staff and I am certain the benefits will be seen in future times.
We have strengthened learning and teaching over the past 18 months with the introduction of a ‘LEARN’ lesson structure and progression scales that allow us to identify the areas where students are underachieving and provide more bespoke intervention to meet their needs. The work we have done to validate standards in subject areas means that over the coming year our progress outcomes will get stronger and stronger.
For September 2019 we have secured a new experienced Deputy Headteacher and two additional Assistant Headteachers to add capacity to our senior leadership team. We have also already recruited additional teaching capacity to the maths and science departments.
We will never be complacent and we will always be an outward looking school seeking support for development and growth from others with expertise. We are indebted to our students and parent/carer community for your feedback and suggestions in helping to make the right improvements to our school. We will schedule an opportunity for a further face to face discussion shortly. We look forward to continue to work with you to be the best we can be for the good of our amazing young people.
Many thanks for your continued support.