Corby school praised for making progress

Interim headteacher at Lodge Park Technology College, Corby, Alison Hayes
Interim headteacher at Lodge Park Technology College, Corby, Alison Hayes

Lodge Park Technology College, Corby, has been praised for the progress it has made since Ofsted placed the school in special measures late last year

Ofsted undertook a monitoring visit during October 17 and October 18, carrying out a rigorous review of the improvements that staff have made in the past 12 months, in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council and the David Ross Education Trust.

The team of inspectors met staff, observed lessons, reviewed procedures and gained feedback from students and their parents about the improvements they had seen.

Alison Hayes, interim headteacher, said; “I am delighted to say that the inspectors were very pleased with the progress that has been made.”

“Although we can’t give too much detail until the full report is available, the feedback around the quality of what is delivered in the classroom and the response shown by staff and students was very encouraging.

“I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard over the past year, particularly staff at the college. It is also fair to say that we couldn’t have done this without the local authority or our proposed sponsor, the David Ross Education Trust, whose leadership and guidance have been invaluable.”

The inspectors praised students for their high standards and positive attitudes to learning and their good behaviour at lunch and breaks.

The full report will be available in the next two weeks.