Follow the link to the OFSTED Report February 2010
The most recent OFSTED Report describes Holloway School as ‘a rapidly improving school' which ‘has good capacity to improve further'.
Here are some of the other highlights:
We have Good behaviour ‘around the school and in the majority of lessons'.
We have Good attendance- ‘Recent strategies to tackle low attendance have resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of persistent absentees and have raised attendance to above the national average'
Students have a Good curriculum that is ‘is broad ranging and relevant to their interests, particularly at Key Stage 4'
Students enjoy Good learning and progress- ‘Where teaching is good, the quality of learning is also good because teachers plan activities to match students' prior understanding and focus on instilling good habits to learning'
There is Mostly Good teaching-‘ The quality of teaching has improved as a result of increased monitoring and a greater focus on using assessment to support learning'.
Good Leadership and Management - ‘The able and resilient headteacher, supported by a committed governing body, has created a strong team of senior and middle leaders who are effectively removing any barriers to learning'.
Good capacity for further improvement- ‘The headteacher and senior leaders communicate an ambitious vision to drive and secure improvement'.
...and lots of other very positive judgments, including:
How safe students feel here - ‘Students enjoy coming to school and value the school community because they feel safe, well cared for and supported'.
How we provide equality of opportunity for all students- ‘There is a ‘zero tolerance' approach to any anti-social behaviour, bullying, racism or discrimination'