Ofsted during their full inspection in November 2016 classed OTHS as inadequate, however the inspector did commend the school in the following areas:
- Leaders and managers have effectively developed a system of assessment, which all staff use to monitor pupils’ progress. This helps them to support pupils who fall behind.
- Teachers have strong subject knowledge that they use to give detailed explanations of difficult concepts, which help pupils learn well.
- Leaders ensure a broad and balanced curriculum, which prepares pupils well for life in modern Britain. Teachers include many opportunities for social, moral, spiritual and cultural development in their teaching.
- Pupils report that they feel safe in school and they know how to report their concerns. They say bullying is rare. Compliance with regulatory requirements
- Leaders have not ensured that they carry out essential checks on all staff in a timely manner.
- Leaders have not ensured that all staff access appropriate training for their roles. As a result, staff are not aware of the most up-to-date procedures. Consequently, safeguarding is ineffective.
- Pupils enjoy coming to school and they are well equipped and ready to learn.
- Pupils make good progress over time in a wide range of subjects. In a few subjects, where rates of progress and attainment are below national average, they are improving.
- The executive committee provides mentoring and support for the school leaders, which is helping them to develop the skills they need for their roles in leadership.
- Behaviour in school is good. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and they are keen to give answers to questions posed by teachers. This helps them to develop their confidence.
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