The Heathland is Outstanding
The Heathland School has been given the rare ‘Outstanding’ grade in a recent Ofsted Inspection. The report praises the school in the highest terms as ‘an outstanding school with a strong commitment to inclusion.’ According to inspectors, experts in their field, ‘All members of the school community work consistently hard to maintain standards and to serve the needs of young people in the local community’. The report highlights the Headmaster, Mr Pattar, as ‘a highly effective leader’ and goes on to praise the staff many of whose lessons are ‘outstanding’. Mr Pattar says “It is very pleasing this Ofsted judgement highlights the exceptional standards we achieve and the tremendous opportunities available for pupils at The Heathland.”
However, the school is particularly pleased that Heathland students have been singled out for praise. Inspectors, who spent three days in the school, noted that Heathlanders ‘enjoy coming to school, feel safe and behave extremely well’.
The new format of Ofsted Inspections means that schools are given only two day’s notice before inspectors arrive at the school. Schools are given one of four possible grades where ‘Outstanding’ is reserved only for the very best schools in the entire country.
Perhaps the report is best summarised where the report quotes a governor of the school as saying ‘Heathland is a true community school’.