Turnaround for Telford school formerly in special measures

A Telford school has been judged as Good in its latest Ofsted inspection four years after it was put in special measures.

Pupils and headteacher Steve Carter celebrate their good inspection
Pupils and headteacher Steve Carter celebrate their good inspection

Inspectors judged Telford Langley School in Dawley as Good across all areas.

The report said that the school had been transformed, and that leaders had "created a culture and ethos which are inclusive and driven towards high outcomes, strong pastoral care and high expectations”.

The school was placed into special measures in February 2015, and has since received a string of positive reports from the education watchdog Ofsted.

It was taken out of special measures in early 2017.

Inspectors said the quality of teaching is helping students to enjoy their learning and make strong progress.

Telford Langley is described as calm and orderly community, where students are safe and display consistently high standards of behaviour in lessons and around the school at breaks and lunchtimes.

The report comes as a further boost following summer results that put Telford Langley’s exam performance amongst the highest in Telford for the last two years running.

Steve Carter, headteacher, said: "Whilst we are very encouraged by all of this positive news, we remain committed to securing even more improvements to ensure the very best outcomes for all of our students in terms of their academic, social and personal achievement.

“I would, also, like to recognise the hard work of staff and thank parents and carers for the ongoing support which has made these achievements possible.”

Philip Hamilton, chief executive officer of Community Academies Trust, said: “Everyone involved with the leadership of Telford Langley School over the past three years should be congratulated for rapidly improving the school so that it now provides an excellent education for the pupils and community it serves. My personal thanks to all involved in this significant and ongoing achievement.”

Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Education and Skills, said: “I would like to congratulate the pupils, staff, parents and governors of the Telford Langley School on this excellent report which recognises their hard work and commitment to be better every day.”

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