The Garibaldi School in Forest Town, part of the Nova Education Trust, has once again been rated as ‘Good’ in the latest inspection by Ofsted which took place last month.
Ofsted recognised that pupils at The Garibaldi School treat each other with care and respect. They work hard to live up to the school’s values of pride, respect and achieve.
Pupils are polite and friendly, and they engage with staff well. Leaders work hard to develop pupils’ character. They make sure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Inspectors noted that this is a calm and purposeful school. Pupils know that staff expect them to behave well, and most do. Any low-level disruption in lessons is resolved promptly so that pupils’ learning is not affected.
Leaders think deeply about the curriculum they provide for pupils. They make sure that pupils can study a broad and ambitious range of subjects, including in the sixth form. The curriculum prepares pupils well for further study at post-16 and beyond.
Leaders have organised the curriculum in each subject well. They have identified the essential knowledge that pupils need to learn. Teachers, including those in the sixth form, have strong subject knowledge.
Pupils learn how to respect themselves and others. They show considerations when engaging with views, beliefs and opinions that are different from their own. No forms of discrimination are tolerated. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
James Aldred, Head Teacher, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Ofsted agree with school leaders on what an amazing place The Garibaldi School is. Garibaldi is a true community school that thrives on the positive working relationships between the school and all members of the community. The hard work of staff and pupils is represented through the report, as is the positive experiences that students and parents fed back to the inspection team.
“Whilst we understand the work is never done and we will always continue to reflect on how we can make our provision even better, I am rightly proud of all involved with the school and the significantly positive feedback I received from the inspection team.”
Ryan Hawley, Executive Head Teacher, commented: “It is excellent that The Garibaldi School has been judged to be an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school which provides an environment for learners to feel safe, develop, grow and achieve. I am extremely proud of the school community as it continues to evolve as part of the Nova Education Trust. We now look to the future as we further develop our educational offer towards providing a transformational education across all aspects of school life.”
Ash Rahman, CEO of Nova Education Trust, added: “Garibaldi is a school which provides an environment for learners where they are inspired, developed and motivated to achieve. I am delighted that it has received the continued recognition that it deserves.
“We now look to the future as we further develop our vision to create truly transformational education for the young people and the communities we serve.”
The full inspection report is available on the Ofsted website.