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QEGS highlighted in OFSTED Annual Report launch

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is delighted to have been highlighted as part of the launch of the Ofsted Annual Report for 2018/19. The report gives a national picture of the performance of early years, schools, further education and skills, and social care providers and QEGS has been selected as one of four regional case studies.

Queen Elizabeth’s was one of the first schools in the country to be inspected under the new Ofsted framework in October 2019 receiving a ‘Good’ rating, with ‘Outstanding’ for Early Years Provision and Personal Development.

The feature, which has been shared across the North West as part of this week’s national report launch, references QEGS’ staff ambition for all pupils and the hard work and commitment shown within school. The case study also highlights that pupils ‘value the strong sense of community and a sense of belonging’ at QEGS, with the ‘friendly and approachable staff’ also commended.

In the North-West as a whole, the 2018/19 Annual Report finds that by the end of August, 87% of schools in the North West were judged good or outstanding at their most recent inspection compared with 86% nationally. 90% of primary schools in the North West were judged to be good or outstanding, with 67% of secondary schools judged as good or outstanding.

Andrew Cook, Ofsted Director for the North West, said of the report’s findings: “In many parts of the North West children are getting a good or outstanding education. Nine out of 10 primary schools in this region are good or better. As a former primary school head teacher, I know the importance of children getting off to a good start.”

“We introduced a new way of inspecting at the beginning of this school year. It has a new focus on the curriculum and behaviour – the kind of issues that we know really matter to parents. And our inspection reports are written with parents in mind – telling them what it is like to be a child in school.”

QEGS latest Ofsted inspection report was published in early October 2019 and Head, Mrs Claire Gammon, was pleased with recognition from Ofsted and the progress that the school has made in recent years.

“I am delighted that Ofsted chose us as one of four regional case studies, as part of the national Annual Report launch. The report reflected the great strides we have made, particularly when referencing our exceptionally broad and ambitious curriculum and stunning range of opportunities to enhance pupils’ personal development. Our pupils, students and staff work incredibly hard every day and it is excellent recognition for each and every person involved with QEGS to be recognised by Ofsted as part of this week’s launch.”

QEGS latest Ofsted report can be viewed here