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OFSTED Information

Ofsted 2021 - Section 8 Inspection
 
We are pleased to let you know that Ofsted has confirmed that we continue to be a Good school.

There are a number of very positive comments throughout the report, including that inspectors describe Helston Community College as an “inclusive” school that pupils are proud of and happy to attend, noting that they enjoy their lessons and feel well-supported by their teachers.

Other highlights from the report include the following:

  • Leaders ensure that there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities, particularly in sports, music, drama and creative arts.
  • Staff are committed and feel proud to work at the school, feeling well supported by leaders. Staff welcome ongoing training from the Trust, and governors and trustees know the school well and are supportive.
  • Students study a wide range of subjects from Year 7 to Year 9, giving them a good foundation from which to make GCSE choices. In Key Stage 4 and sixth form, the report notes that there is a range of vocational and academic courses to suit the needs and aspirations of all students.
  • Our special educational needs coordinator uses many strategies to identify students’ needs, and together with his team he provides staff with appropriate information to support these pupils.

Inspectors have also highlighted some areas where we can do better and to ensure that we retain our Good rating when Ofsted next visits. We are acting quickly to implement measures to ensure any concerns are addressed. The full report is available below and will also be published on Ofsted's website. Our development plan is also available for you to view.

 

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