At Tong High School, we are on an exciting journey towards a 3-5 year plan to be judged outstanding by OFSTED.
On 01 and 02 May 2013, Tong High School was inspected by OFSTED - the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This recent visit gave us a valuable external perspective. The findings in this report are a snap shot of where we are in our journey towards an outstanding judgement.
In our previous OFSTED inspection, two years ago, Tong High School was classified as ‘Grade 3 – Satisfactory’. Since then the OFSTED inspectors have recognised the improvements that Tong High School has made. However, although we are closer to the ‘Grade 2 – Good’ we are still classified as a ‘Grade 3’ which OFSTED have recently renamed ‘Requires Improvement’ which is described as “a school that requires improvement is not yet a good school, but it is not inadequate.”
At Tong High School we encourage every single one of our students to reach their full potential, but recognise that our state-of-the-art facilities, skilled staff and supportive educational environment are only the beginning of that journey.
Please click here for the full letter from Mr Steve Curran outlining a little bit more information about our forward thinking progressive school and our exciting journey towards outstanding, providing you with an overview of our journey so far; what has happened already, where we are currently and where we are heading towards to achieve our outstanding classification.
We strive to be ‘outstanding’ at all times at Tong. We are establishing a culture of PRIDE in the school, where the whole school community thrives on the challenge to improve and get better every day. We are a rapidly improving school on an exciting journey and wish to continue working in partnership with students, families and the wider community.
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