Relationship between staff and pupils is key to inspection success at The Deepings School

Pupils at The Deepings School celebrate an "oustanding" Ofsted report
Pupils at The Deepings School celebrate an "oustanding" Ofsted report
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Staff and pupils at a secondary school are celebrating once again after receiving top inspection marks for the second time.

Ofsted inspectors gave The Deepings School “outstanding” ratings in every category after a visit in April.

Achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, leadership and management and overall effectiveness were all given top marks.

The report said: “Teachers make learning fun. They are enthusiastic about their subjects and know them well.

“Outstanding teaching is based on excellent relationships between staff and pupils.”

Headteacher Chris Beckett said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as outstanding once again by Ofsted.

“The success of our school is a real team effort with the leadership team, governors, teaching staff, administrative staff, students, parents and wider school community all playing an important part.

“I would like to thank them all for their contribution to making The Deepings the successful school that it is.”

The school, which was also judged as outstanding in 2009, was particularly praised for its consistently high GCSE results – 68 per cent gaining five A* to C grades including English and maths in 2012 – its staff and student research programme and its teacher training and support.

Inspectors highlighted teachers’ high expectations of pupils as a key factor of classroom achievement and praised the work of the school’s leadership team and governors.