George Stephenson High School graded Outstanding by Ofsted May 2012
George Stephenson High School were inspected by Ofsted on 14th and 15th May 2012. The final report has now been published and we are very happy to confirm that the school was graded as Outstanding in every category. We are absolutely delighted to receive this recognition from Ofsted and are particularly pleased to have achieved this under the new Ofsted Framework. We are the first secondary school to achieve this judgement in the whole of the North East since this new, more stringent framework was introduced in January 2012. The school was judged to be Outstanding in every single category (Achievement, Teaching, Behaviour and Leadership) and we feel it reflects the fact that our school has improved greatly over the last few years and has such a positive ethos, with very strong pastoral and academic guidance and a real emphasis on learning in everything we do. They recognised that the support, care and welfare of our students is excellent and agreed that we are a school which puts the students at the very centre of all that it does. Last year we celebrated the best set of GCSE and A-Level results that the school has ever had and Ofsted recognised this saying that "achievement is outstanding because students make excellent progress as they move through the school". They were also very impressed with the teaching, saying that "students benefit from the exceptionally productive climate for learning that pervades the school and excellent teaching that enables them to make rapid progress." They also said that "behaviour is outstanding. Students respond exceptionally well to the adults who work with them and they trust them". Finally they said that "as a result of all of these efforts students receive a first-class education".
The full report can be read here.....[click here]