Aylesford School and Sixth Form College was last inspected by OFSTED in April 2018 and received a very good report that was published in early May 2018. It highlighted the good quality of teaching based on the fact that, 'Teachers manage their classes well. They have high expectations of pupils' conduct and behaviour. Classrooms are calm, orderly environments and pupils are on task'. The report notes that, 'Pupils are very proud of their work and their achievements' and the school has a 'relentless focus on improving teaching and outcomes for pupils.’ The full report is available to read on both the school and OFSTED websites.
I am delighted with the outcome of this report that is extremely positive across all areas of the inspection criteria. We will, however, not rest on our laurels but renew our efforts to further develop the school for the benefit of our young people from this point onwards.
To improve still further the report recommends that we should:-
- develop a greater strategic oversight as an all- through school, sharing the good practice taking place between phases
- improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment by making sure that all teachers continue to support disadvantaged pupils.
Leaders and Governors of the school agree with these comments and they will remain in our aims, aspirations and ambitions for the coming years.