Head inherited a ‘good’ school

Gleed Girls Technology College headteacher Janet Daniels with pupils after the school was rated as "good" by Ofsted.
Gleed Girls Technology College headteacher Janet Daniels with pupils after the school was rated as "good" by Ofsted.
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THE new head at Gleed Girls’ Technology College is looking forward to taking the school to the next level after it was rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors.

Janet Daniels, who took over as headteacher at the beginning of the year, welcomed the findings of an inspection which took place just two weeks after she took on the role.

She said: “It was a very pleasing report which states that we are a good school.

“The inspection took place at the start of my third week as headteacher so it was an exciting start to my time here and one of the key things for me personally was that the inspectors recognised the vision we have to keep the improvements going and that we have the capacity to build on where we are now.”

A team of inspectors spent time in 36 lessons, observed 34 teachers and analysed questionnaires filled out by students, parents and staff at the Spalding school.

They found:

r academic achievement is good

r behaviour is good and pupils take responsibility willingly and know how to stay safe and healthy

r the care, guidance and support pupils receive and the curriculum they follow is good

r teaching and learning are good and the school is led and managed well

r the effectiveness of the sixth form is improving

However, the report did pick out areas where the college needs to improve, including improving some pupils’ attendance and making sure quality of teaching and learning is consistently good across the whole school.

Mrs Daniels said: “We have good potential to keep improving.

“It’s brilliant to be rated as good by Ofsted but there is another level above that, which is outstanding.

“I felt the inspectors were very fair and helpful in highlighting the things we need to do.

“I am looking forward to working with staff, students and parents to become an outstanding school.”