OFSTED Monitoring Visit July 2018

An HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector) from OFSTED carried out a Monitoring Visit in the last week of the Summer Term and saw the positive changes taking place at The Peele Community College. These included:

  • A collaborative atmosphere between all staff and students
  • A refreshed Governing body
  • Teachers continued high expectations of students
  • An increased proportion of qualified teachers working at the College
  • The behaviour of students has improved since the previous inspection and the inspector did not observe any poor behaviour during the inspection
  • Stronger links with Primary schools and the local community
  • Strong and effective plans in place to improve further.

Jane Moody, Head Teacher, commented ‘I am pleased that the Inspector recognised the hard work that has taken place this year. We have a lot of plans in place to improve further during this academic year and the inspector understood that we have spent the last year creating the capacity for sustained improvement at The Peele Community College – including a staffing restructure and the introduction of new data and information systems for tracking students’ progress. Whilst the Inspector found some areas to still be in need of improvement, we are working hard to address these.  We recognise the areas that need improvement and have clear plans in place. I am confident that, with the new team in place, we will have rapid and sustained improvement during the next few months.

An Academy Order was issued by the Secretary of State last year and negotiations continue with potential sponsors, Lincolnshire County Council and the Regional Schools Commissioner, who will decide when this will happen.