NEW OFSTED REPORT MARCH 2020
On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2020 Falconer School had our first OFSTED since our new Headteacher Mr Paul Clair joined the School (January 2019).
The report concluded that Falconer is a GOOD school.
We are still at the beginning of our exciting journey and there is much to do...but we have made a great start and our thanks goes out to all in our school community for making this happen.
Below are some of the highlights of the report...
This is a welcoming school where each pupil is treated as an individual. Staff know the pupils well, and relationships between staff and pupils are positive.
Falconer School provides a good quality of education. The curriculum is designed to help pupils acquire new knowledge in small steps.
The standard of music produced by the pupils is excellent.
Pupils know that they are helped to keep themselves safe. They know about healthy eating, online risks and keeping safe outside of school. Pupils say they feel safe in school.
OFSTED REPORT MARCH 2020
The school has improved considerably over the last 18 months. We have worked really hard on refining Teaching and Learning and making sure that all boys graduate from Falconer School having achieved everything and more, than they would have achieved elsewhere. We are determined in our drive to move from Requires Improvement to Good, and beyond and are committed to continuing with this rapid drive for improvement. Through our Self-evaluation process, we believe we are ready to move up to the next level.
We know this because Ofsted have told us that our School and subject plans are purposeful and precise and accurately define what needs to be achieved. Teacher s are setting challenging long term targets for students, and the Senior Leadership Team keep a close check on students’ progress towards them. There are systems in place to reward good behaviour and students enjoy the increasing amounts of freedom they are being given. School leaders and governors consultation with parents/carers and students are starting to inform decision making, for example in the setting of homework.