"At Carter Community School, we strive to bring out the best in all of our students, with a continued focus on high standards of courtesy, respect and above all, academic achievement. Now, our commitment to students to ‘Expect the Best’ has been officially endorsed by Ofsted inspectors, who have given the school a ‘Good’ rating.
Thanks to a programme of sustained improvement and the support of our students, staff, parents and governors, last year saw the school record its best ever GCSE results as an academy. Additionally, the DfE’s school league tables for January 2017 placed Carter in the top 15% of schools nationally for our performance against the government’s new Progress 8 measure, which records pupil progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.
As a school at the heart of its community, we support and challenge all of our students to fulfill their true potential, building their capacity for life-long learning. It’s particularly rewarding that this dedication, determination and focus has now received official recognition from Ofsted, whose inspectors praised our “culture of ambition and success” and highlighted the “the capacity and drive for further improvements, so all pupils at Carter Community School may expect the best.”
Other key points raised by Ofsted included:
“Pupils take pride in their school and their own achievements.”
“The curriculum has a significant impact on pupil behaviour, welfare and safety….consequently, pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain.”
“Teachers’ high expectations of pupils’ behaviour promotes good attitudes to learning.”
“Parents and pupils see the regard for pupil welfare as a strength of the school.”
“Teaching in English and art is a strength of the school. More consistent high quality teaching in mathematics, science, sports science, geography and French is helping current pupils to make better progress in these subjects.”
“Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of employment, education and training.”
As inspectors acknowledged, here at Carter Community School we help our students to experience, understand and appreciate a broad range of subjects and activities including art, music, dance, theatre and culture, which will enrich the whole of their lives. Our acclaimed Carter ‘Pledge’ also helps them to understand themselves, their relationships with others and to become more resilient, well-rounded and caring individuals.
As part of the United Learning family of schools and academies, we also have access to excellent educational resources and the expertise to provide exceptional opportunities for students and staff. This includes professional development for our staff to support high-quality teaching practice, as well as an exciting enrichment offer for students – from the Group’s UnitedApp competition and cultural festivals through to its Sport Ambassadors and university access programmes.
Looking ahead, we are determined to maintain our culture of excellence and improvement and look forward to working with you as we continue to strive for the very best for our students. We also welcome you to come in and see for yourselves at one of our coffee mornings, open events, or simply by contacting us directly."
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13th March 2017 - Teacher training day
20th February 2017 - All year groups are back in school
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10th February 2017 - Year 11 students in school only
Ofsted will be in school on Wednesday 18th / Thursday 19th of January.
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