Our most recent Ofsted was in May 2022. Here are some of the highlights.
Ellesmere College continues to be a good school.
- The college’s motto of ‘be your best, be yourself, believe’ is at the heart of the school.
- Teachers help pupils to become increasingly independent in their learning.
- Pupils who find it difficult to communicate using words are taught alternative methods.
- Pupils behave well around the school.
- The teachers use songs and rhymes to remind pupils about routines and expectations of behaviour.
- Most pupils work hard in lessons and those who struggle with this are treated with kindness.
- Adults support pupils to stay safe and play well together at breaktimes and lunchtimes.
- Pupils and parents agree that there is very little bullying in school.
- Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is ambitious.
- Teachers make sure pupils read every day and the current programmes are effective in teaching pupils to read.
- All pupils are taught the same mathematical ideas and are supported in learning and remembering diffficult concepts.
- Pupils learn about the wider world through a well-thought-out personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum.
- The good behaviour of the pupils promotes the implementation of the curriculum.
- The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
- Teachers understand what makes the pupils in the school vulnerable.
- The school is used by the local authority as an example of how other schools can improve their multi-agency working.