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Posted on: 5 December 2018


Students, parents, staff and governors are ecstatic after receiving a fabulous Ofsted report.

The Inspectors judged the school to be Outstanding in EVERY category and were highly complimentary about all aspects of the school.

Inspectors said pupils receive “outstanding educational experiences” at TPS; that pupils “thrive and enjoy their learning” and there is “very strong progress across the curriculum”.  They also observed that “pupils are successful, confident and independent learners”.

Inspectors praised the Principal, Mark Marande, and the school leaders on rapidly improving the school so that the pupils “consistently receive outstanding teaching and learning experiences”.

Inspectors found TPS to be “a calm happy school where pupils thrive and enjoy their learning”.  Inspectors noted that the overwhelming majority of parents were exceptionally positive about the school and their children’s education.

They judged “the behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils’ conduct in and around school is excellent. They have very positive relationships with each other and staff”.

TPS is part of the high-performing Bohunt Education Trust (BET) and the report also recognised this partnership as “greatly benefitting the school”, with school leaders working with the Trust to drive further improvement and staff having access to a range of networking and development opportunities.  Staff are well-trained and “focused on excellent teaching”.

TPS was given a short inspection in February 2018, which indicated that the school was now potentially Outstanding, and underwent a full two-day inspection last month which confirmed these findings.  

The report also highlights that:

·         Pupils’ learning goes well beyond individual subjects and there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities

·         Teachers have very strong subject knowledge. They use this well to enthuse pupils to learn in their subjects

·         Teachers quickly move pupils on to more challenging work once they are certain that pupils are secure in their understanding.  The most-able pupils are very well supported

·         The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are happy and confident learners

Principal Mark Marande said,

“I am absolutely thrilled that Ofsted have recognised the school as the outstanding learning community we know it to be.  The students, staff, parents and governors have all worked exceptionally hard to create the successful school evident from this report.  Everyone is incredibly proud of their school, and I am confident that TPS will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Chair of Governors Ben Francombe said,

"I feel extremely privileged to be part of this outstanding school. Ofsted refers to TPS as "a calm, happy school, where pupils thrive" and that beautifully sums-up the character of our community. There is a wonderful sense of possibility and opportunity, driven by excellent, dedicated staff, who love working at the school, and share a sense of mutual respect with students and parents.  I congratulate the whole school for this remarkable achievement and I look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength". 

CEO of Bohunt Education Trust, Neil Strowger, said:

 "Bohunt Education Trust strives to provide its schools with support and the tools necessary to be outstanding in their provision of educational excellence for students; this is a tremendous result and I am incredibly proud of everyone involved at TPS and the hard work invested."

The full report can be found on our website under Information – Ofsted.