In May 2017 LVS Hassocks received a monitoring visit from Ofsted regarding school and residential progress. We are pleased to report that the findings reflect the work and progress over the last nine months and that all required standards were met.
The overall outcome was that “The school meets all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection” and for the residential provision “The school meets all of the national minimum standards that were checked during this inspection”.
Main findings included:
- Classroom visits showed a high degree of pupil engagement with learning across key stages and in different year groups. Relationships are strong.
- Pupils are making much better progress.
- Strong practice is celebrated and built on.
- Changes in the school’s senior leadership team and improvements in governance have resulted in good progressin improving all aspects of the school’s provision.
- The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is improving across the school, including in the sixth form. Consequently, pupils are now making better progress in a range of subjects, not least mathematics and English.
- Changes to the curriculum and the way teachers are expected to plan and deliver lessons have ensured that pupils are now experiencing a more balanced and appropriate range of subjects and learning experiences.
- Schemes of work and long and medium-term curriculum plans have been reviewed and refined.
- Expectations for behaviour and the way pupils conduct themselves in classrooms and around the school have increased dramatically.
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