Living with success

It has been an outstanding year for our school. This was verified externally with an Ofsted inspection in February that acknowledged our outstanding provision. It was particularly pleasing to receive this judgement for the quality of Teaching and Learning – the raison d’etre of any school. These judgements were manifest in our best ever GCSE results in the summer. The school’s success however, has perplexed some people. I’ve had some unusual responses from, “What are you going to do now?” to “When are you leaving?” The first response fails to recognise the team behind the achievement and the second assumes...