Thomas Adams – Proud to be ‘Good’
Staff and students at Thomas Adams School, Sixth Form and Adams House are celebrating the news of a ‘Good’ rating in its latest Ofsted report. A tremendous achievement that reflects the hard work and commitment of the entire school team.
The two inspection teams visited the School and the Boarding House for a two-day inspection on the 12th – 14th September. They recognised ‘Thomas Adams as a warm, friendly and vibrant school, that sets high expectations for what it wants pupils to achieve and works hard to nurture individual talents and interests’.
Headteacher, Mr Cooper, is delighted with the ‘Good’ judgement for the School, Sixth Form and for Boarding and confirmed none of this is possible without the unwavering commitment from students, staff and parents.
We continue to focus on our robust approaches to safeguarding, attendance and an emphasis on behaviour and learning have all contributed to this positive outcome.
- ‘Thomas Adams is a warm, friendly and vibrant school. This is evident in the positive relationships that exist between staff and pupils. The school sets high expectations for what it wants pupils to achieve and works hard to help nurture individual talents and interests.’
- ‘Many pupils enjoy coming to school and behave well. In lessons, pupils listen attentively to their teachers and engage purposefully in tasks that are set for them. At social times, pupils play together sensibly or chat politely to visitors. Pupils feel safe around school and are confident that teachers will take decisive action to deal with any issues, should they occur. Students who attend the school’s sixth form act as positive role models for those in younger years.’
- ‘Teachers have strong knowledge and use this to good effect to teach the curriculum. They present new material well and provide clear instructions to pupils when completing tasks.’
- ‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects across the curriculum. In many subjects, pupils make good progress in their learning and achieve well. Alongside this, the school offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. The school provides many opportunities for pupils’ broader development. The School’s house system forms an integral part of school life, and many pupils are involved in competitions, community activities and charity events.’
- In boarding, inspectors found ‘students at this school are strongly encouraged to develop their individuality. They grow personally, academically, and socially in boarding with the strong support of staff. Staff are committed to students, and this is reflected in the positive relationships that exist between students and staff’.
Headteacher Mr Cooper concludes: ‘I am extremely proud of our pupils, and our dedicated staff and governors, who all helped Ofsted to recognised the strengths of the School, Sixth Form and Boarding House. We are very happy with the outcomes and we will continue to work hard to move the school and boarding forwards towards Outstanding.