Staff and students at Avon Valley School in Newbold are delighted that their hard work and achievements have been recognised in their recent Ofsted inspection.
The inspection team was very positive about the progress the secondary school has made, with a significant increase in GCSE results over the last three years.
Avon Valley, which has about 1,100 pupils, was graded as good in all four inspection areas: achievement; teaching; behaviour and leadership.
Staff said particularly heartening were the comments made about teaching, which was regarded as ‘good and sometimes outstanding’.
Headteacher Don O’Neill said he was also pleased about the inspection team’s positivity regarding the curriculum.
The report stated that ‘the range of subjects and topics taught promotes a positive attitude to learning among students in all subjects and this leads to students achieving well’. Mr O’Neill said: “The students, staff and governors have worked tirelessly over the years to create a unique positive working and learning environment.”
The report added: “Students were always polite and welcoming and talk positively about their school.”