'Good' Ofsted Report
Students, staff and governors at North Bromsgrove High School are celebrating after the school was judged as ‘Good’ across all areas in its recent Ofsted Inspection which took place on 25 to 26 January 2023.
Mr Gibson Headteacher stated ‘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.’
The report appears after four years since the last inspection in 2019 in which it was judged ‘Requires Improvement’. Ofsted rated every area across the school as ‘Good’ and cites the many rapid improvements that have taken place since the previous inspection under Mr Gibson’s Headship. The report’s findings are particularly impressive given the two years of disruption to education 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 in which one family cited ‘we have been delighted to witness both our son and his school develop together over the past five years’.
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 cited ‘Governors are extremely pleased with the report and we are delighted that 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 stated ‘When I first took 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 that 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’.
Quotes from the report...
‘Leaders, staff, pupils and students have worked together to make North Bromsgrove High School a better place to work and learn. They have been successful. The school’s ‘CARE’ values of ‘community, aspiration, respect and endeavour’ have been at the heart of their work.’
‘Teachers use their expert knowledge of their subject to explain new ideas and concepts clearly to pupils.’
‘A calm and orderly culture which helps pupils to feel safe. Leaders have maintained their high expectations of pupils’
‘Pupils and students benefit from a breadth of extra-curricular programme and many take part. Staff run many clubs, trips and ‘house’ competitions and activities.’
‘Have thought carefully about what pupils will learn in each subject. Their deliberate selection of curriculum content means that pupils build a firm foundation for future learning.’
‘Leaders have planned and resourced this curriculum assiduously. This includes a robust careers education programme.’
‘Leaders and staff work tirelessly to realise their vision of an inclusive community school.’
‘Leaders’ mantra of the ‘North family’ is evident in many facets of school across all year groups. Year 9 pupils are warmly welcomed when they join the school and quickly become part of the school community.’