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(UK) Carlisle: School receives poor rating; "too many" with disabilities not in school

July 8, 2022, News and Star: Trinity School to focus on improvement following Ofsted report

N. England

FOLLOWING an Ofsted inspection, a secondary school in Carlisle has been branded as 'Requires Improvement'.

Trinity School, on Strand Road, was inspected by the education regulator between May 10 and 12.

The academy was rated 'good' in its last inspection and continued this run in areas such as personal development and sixth-form provision.

However, categories such as quality of education, behaviour and attitudes and leadership and management were branded as 'requires improvement', making up for the overall effectiveness of the school to fall within the same category.

Ofsted have said that some teachers lack the expertise and knowledge necessary to deliver some aspects of subject curriculums consistently alongside a failure with some teachers not using the information that they have about pupils with special educational needs (SEND) effectively enough to support this group of pupils to access the same ambitious curriculum as their peers.

The report also indicated that too many pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, do not attend school regularly enough. …

"We also need to work hard to ensure that students with SEND and some disadvantaged students attend school more regularly and we have already increased and restructured our attendance team to ensure that we can improve our strategies for reducing absence for these groups of students….

Trinity School to focus on areas to improve upon following Ofsted report


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