Park Lane now rated as “good” by inspectors

Park Lane Learning Trust celebrating  a "Good" rating from Ofsted.
Park Lane Learning Trust celebrating a "Good" rating from Ofsted.

Ofsted inspectors have praised a school for the support it provides to its pupils and rated it as “good”.

Park Lane Learning Trust was previously rated as “satisfactory” but has been upgraded.

Teaching at the the school in Exley was found to be good with some lessons even considred outstanding.

Inspectors said students of all backgrounds are very well cared for and specialist support is provided for those from “hose circumstances make them most vulnerable and those who are disabled or with special educational needs”.

They observed 29 lessons carried out by 27 teachers and took into account questionnaire responses from parents.

The report said the school’s leadership team have a “clear view on how good the school can be and what can be done to improve it further. They have a clear focus on driving continued improvement and student achievement”.

Ofsted has four categories for schools from “inadequate” through to “outstanding” - in order to achieve this top rating the school needs to create more opportunities for student contribution in lessons, make sure marking gives clear feedback and provide for more-able students.