15th May 2017
Dear Parents / Carers
As you are well aware, we had our Ofsted inspection last week and, although the detailed feedback is under embargo until the publication of the Ofsted letter, I am able to share the headline outcome with you.
A short inspection for a good school is designed to confirm that the school still remains to be good, and I am delighted to say that this was the resounding judgement of the inspection team. The feedback we received was extremely positive in many respects, and the lead inspector was of the view that Langtree is a very good school indeed, which is on the cusp of outstanding.
In the meantime, we are awaiting the publication of the letter from Ofsted which will confirm the judgement and the outcomes of the inspection. This should be published within the next two weeks, and we will of course send this to you as soon as we receive it.
We will take careful note of the detailed feedback we receive, and work is already underway to reflect and plan on the basis of this so that we can move our school on to outstanding in the near future. In a previous inspection, the report stated that ‘there is no resting on laurels here’, and I can assure you that the same spirit is very much the case now; there is never any danger of complacency and staff are determined and focussed on making further improvements to recognise the fact that, in many ways, Langtree is already an outstanding school.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support during the process. I would also like to thank those parents and carers who found the time to respond to the parent survey. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and it goes without saying that we are extremely grateful for that support. In cases when the feedback was less praiseworthy, please be assured that we have taken note of your comments and we will act on these as well to plan for further improvements to what we do.
Last but certainly not least, I would like to celebrate the wonderful response to our students throughout the process. There was a palpable sense in the school that the students wanted to show Langtree at its very best, and they did this quite splendidly with their outstanding behaviour and modelling of our school values of courtesy and respect. The inspectors were, quite rightly, extremely impressed with our students, and the staff were equally appreciative of the way in which all of our learners supported the process in classrooms throughout the day. We all ought to be extremely proud of them.
So in summary, and for those who did not know this already, Langtree continues to be a very good school with outstanding students. We all remain fiercely proud of this fact, and on a personal note I can say that it continues to be a great pleasure and a source of great pride to lead such a school.
A full copy of the report can be found HERE.
Mr R Holroyd. Headteacher