Taverham High retains “good” rating following short Ofsted inspection

Taverham High School staff and pupils celebrating their Ofsted result. Centre left, deputy head Liz

Taverham High School staff and pupils celebrating their Ofsted result. Centre left, deputy head Liz Plater and head teacher Carol Dallas.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A high school where pupils make 'remarkable progress' in maths has been confirmed as 'good' following a short Ofsted inspection.

Taverham High School celebrating their Ofsted result. Headteacher Carol Dallas.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Taverham High School celebrating their Ofsted result. Headteacher Carol Dallas.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Taverham High School's visit from two inspectors on March 15 found that it deserved to retain the judgement it received in 2012.

In his letter to headteacher Carol Dallas, inspector John Mitcheson wrote: 'Overall standards achieved by pupils remain above average. Achievement is exceptionally high in mathematics, English literature and some sciences. Pupils excel in music, French and business studies.'

Ms Dallas recently joined Taverham High from Broadland High, and the letter said: 'You have wasted no time in finding out what is done well and not so well, and are using your previous experience of headship, and the fresh ideas you bring with you, to inform plans for further improvement.'

The report said the school has 'some exceptional teachers, each with their own inimitable style and approach', particularly in maths, where pupils make 'remarkable progress'.


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It said 'further work' was needed to achieve this in English, but noted that new appointments has strengthened teaching in the subject.

The report also highlighted the school's 'caring, nurturing ethos and culture of high achievement', which is said was based on excellent relations between pupils and staff.

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Ms Dallas said: 'If you walk around Taverham High, you will feel that sense of pride among students.

'They talked very favourably about our school, and their experiences, and I think that's because of the good relationship between students, staff and parents.'

She said the school, which became an academy in 2013, is in the early stages of considering setting up a multi-academy trust.

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