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Melland High School achieves fifth OUTSTANDING Ofsted grade

“Melland High School is an inspirational and vibrant place.” Ofsted 2024

Following an Ofsted inspection in March, we are delighted to see that the hard work and commitment of pupils, staff, parents, carers, partners, governors and the Trust are again so positively recognised in the outcomes of the final report. Melland High School continues to be a positive and successful school which provides a thriving, challenging and happy environment.

Just some of the standout comments are detailed below:

  • The school is ambitious for every pupil.
  • Pupils feel safe, happy and well cared for.
  • Pupils flourish socially and academically.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary.
  • Pupils have a rich understanding of respect, tolerance and diversity.
  • Pupils know that their views and opinions matter.
  • Classrooms are typically hives of activity, where pupils relish their learning.
  • Pupils follow a curriculum that is highly personalised to their individual needs. This helps all pupils, including those with profound and complex needs, to learn well.
  • Pupils receive an ambitious curriculum. This covers a broad range of subjects and enrichment through intelligently designed curriculum pathways. Within each, the school has coherently mapped out the ambitious knowledge and vocabulary that pupils should learn over time.
  • Right from the start, the wider experiences offered to pupils focus on developing their independence and social skills.
  • At the heart of the school’s work is the continual focus on equipping pupils with the skills that they need to make a valuable contribution to society.
  • Education about next steps, careers and the world of work is interwoven into all that the school does.
  • Staff develop strong and trusting relationships with pupils. They have a deep knowledge of their needs.
  • Extensive training in behaviour management enables staff to respond sensitively and kindly when pupils feel overwhelmed or become dysregulated.
  • Staff said they are valued and supported well to develop and share their expertise. They work as a team and are proud to work at the school.
  • Trustees and governors have strong strategic oversight of the school.

Principal, Mrs Warner, said: “I am delighted by our recent Ofsted outcome. The report clearly captures the outstanding provision offered to every remarkable student at Melland High School and reflects the exceptional support of staff, parents and carers, governors and our wider community.”

Bright Futures Educational Trust CEO, Dr John Stephens, added: “I am incredibly proud of the students and staff at Melland. The school is a truly remarkable place where young people have so many wonderful opportunities to learn and grow. I am so grateful for the relentless efforts of all those who work in and with the school enabling students of all abilities to excel. Melland High School absolutely embodies the vision of the trust: the best for everyone, the best from everyone.”

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