Schools inspector reports on progress at Woodlands, Allestree
A SECONDARY school which was told it needed to improve to become "good" last November has been commended for its progress following a re-visit by inspectors.
Ofsted inspector David Muir said the development of a more robust system for monitoring the quality of teaching had already started to have an impact on the overall quality of teaching at Woodlands School, in Allestree.
He said: "The school has implemented several initiatives to support teachers to improve. Systems for collating data and interpreting it have also been revised.
"The school is now closely monitoring the amount of progress students make during their time in the school, based on the levels they were at when they entered.
"This provides baseline data in a number of areas, including reading and spelling.
"All departments now have action plans in place to show how their subjects will help to support this."
Headteacher Alan Brady said he was pleased that Mr Muir had commended the improvement work.
He said: "In his main findings, he very much confirms that we are on track to get to good or better at our next full inspection.
"I am pleased that our hard work is being recognised and we are determined to build on this progress."