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Quotes from the Report

Read just some of the quotes from the report below:

ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IS OUTSTANDING

"Year 12 students are making exceptional progress"

"... larger proportion of students making better than expected progress"

"The introduction of a course in further mathematics is providing appropriate challenge for these students as they deepen their understanding of mathematics"

"Students communicate ideas with confidence and relish responding to challenges from teachers and other students".

"Students are highly positive about their learning"

TEACHING IN MATHEMATICS IS OUTSTANDING

"Students make rapid progress as a result of teaching over time which is consistently good and an increasing proportion that is outstanding".

"Outstanding teaching was characterised by teachers using their excellent subject knowledge to plan appropriately challenging activities".

"Frequent use of mini-whiteboards enabled teachers to check responses as the lesson progressed".

"The quality of marking is strong. Teachers follow consistently the Academy's policy of regular 'deep' marking".

THE CURRICULUM IN MATHEMATICS IS OUTSTANDING

"The curriculum meets the needs of students well".

"Students' conceptual development is promoted through planned opportunities to solve problems and to investigate within mathematics".

"Students benefit from a range of enrichment activities"

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IS OUTSTANDING

"Teachers work exceptionally well together as a team under the guidance of the three leaders of mathematics".

"Professional development is at the heart of improving teaching and promoting better learning".

"Teachers are highly reflective and work hard to improve their teaching".

"The department's capacity to improve is outstanding".