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Marden is a GOOD School

On the 29th and 30th June 2016, the school had an Ofsted inspection and we are very pleased and proud to be able to report to you that for the first time in 21 Years, the school has been graded as being:

 

GOOD

The report is attached downloadable below and also on the main Ofsted website. Some quotes from the report are included in italics below.

“Most pupils make good or better progress because the quality of teaching is consistently good or better.”

Ofsted grade schools on 6 key areas and use the following four grades:

1: Outstanding

2: Good

 

3: Requires Improvement

 

 

4: inadequate;

 

Marden Lodge received the following grades:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

 

GOOD

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

 

GOOD

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

 

GOOD

Outcomes for pupils

 

GOOD

Early Years Provision

 

GOOD

Overall Effectiveness

 

GOOD

“The conduct of pupils is good. Their attitude to learning has improved because teachers have high expectations for behaviour and engagement in learning.”

The school was last inspected in July 2013 at which point it was graded as requiring improvement and since then has faced many challenges and undergone may changes.

Since the last inspection, the school has joined the GLF Schools academy chain which has provided support and rapid improvement in many areas including teaching, children’s achievements, leadership, curriculum, assessment, governance, finance, Early Years and behaviour.

“Senior leaders work together as an effective team. They lead by example and demand the best of staff and pupils.”

Receiving the judgement of GOOD is a tremendous achievement and recognises the work of children, parents, staff, school leaders, governors and the GLF Schools academy chain, in making this happen.

This is nothing less than the community deserves and we would like to thank you all for your support and contribution. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers who spoke with the inspection team and completed the Ofsted parental survey on-line. Your comments were very helpful to the team.

“Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the progress the school has made in the last year. They are now proud of the school.”

As a school, we continually strive to improve and we see this GOOD judgment as an important step in doing this.

“The headteacher leads the school with determination. Since taking up her position earlier this year she has driven the urgent improvement required to transform the school.’