The report following the inspection of Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School earlier last month has just been published. The report is excellent, with outstanding judgements for ‘Leadership and Management’, for ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’ and for the Sixth Form.
We are particularly pleased that, for the third report in a row, over a period of 10 years, OFSTED recognised that the school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. In this report, they noted that ‘Leaders have created an open culture in the school so that pupils know that they can freely talk to adults if they are worried about anything’.
Many extremely positive statements are made about the school with statements such as ‘The pupils in this school are delightful; they enjoy their experience of school and it shows in their contented cheerfulness, attitudes to learning and courtesy’. They also commented that the ‘Pupils leave Year 11 academically well qualified. They also leave as caring, responsible citizens able to make a positive difference in the world around them.’
The inspectors recognised a range of evidence which supports the very strong outcomes for pupils, including the ‘very positive relationships with staff because they are based on mutual respect’, the ‘high level of support from staff’ and the outstanding behaviour of pupils.
The report also praises the outstanding quality of the school’s sixth form, commenting on the high quality of leadership, teaching and the students’ excellent attitudes to learning. The school is particularly proud that the inspectors said that the sixth form students are ‘self-assured and confident, but also embody qualities such as modesty and humility. They, like other pupils in the school, are caring and altruistic.’
The full report is available here: