We are celebrating yet another Double Excellent ISI inspection result for one of our schools. The Mead School in Tunbridge Wells sets out to be a community that empowers individuals to flourish and feel success, delivering an inspirational education which fosters curiosity and ambition.
[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”11″ gal_title=”The Mead inspection”]
The Independent Schools Inspectorate found that the school fully achieved that. The report reveals what can be achieved by the combination of a Head with vision, an outstanding team of enthusiastic and talented staff, and a clear commitment to providing the best possible education.
Here are some of the highlights from that report:
What they said about our pupils
- Pupils consistently display outstanding attitudes towards learning and achievement.
- In all lessons seen, pupils demonstrated high levels of interest and a keen desire to learn and improve their performance.
- Pupils across the school display outstanding communication skills. EYFS children are extremely articulate
- Pupils demonstrated a strong awareness of their own strengths and areas for development.
- Pupils’ behaviour was excellent. They conduct themselves with good manners and look safter each other during break times.
- Pupils spoke confidently with inspectors in depth and with honesty about their own and others’ experiences in the school. They described how the school had aided them to guild resilience in the face of challenges.
- Pupils make outstanding contributions to others. When speaking to the inspectors, older pupils explained how much they enjoyed supporting the younger ones, conveying a strong sense of responsibility.
What they said about our staff
- Pupils’ highly positive attitudes result from teaching which is highly enthusiastic and focused.
- Children said feedback from teachers helped them improve their work.
- Pupils grow in confidence because leaders and staff treat them with much warmth and respect. They encourage pupils to express their views and enthusiastically value their suggestions.
- Leaders and staff consistently promote and model the school’s values and rule: ‘Be kind, listen and do your best’.
- Leaders and staff convey consistently high expectations of pupils’ social behaviour.
- Staff give pupils opportunities to review their performance and provide older pupils with much guidance about how to best prepare themselves for their next schools.
What they said about our parents
- Almost all parents who responded to the questionnaire said that the school equips their child with the team working, collaborative and research skills they need in later life.
- All parents who responded to the questionnaire agreed that school helps their child to be confident and independent.
- Almost all parents who responded to the questionnaire said that the school actively promotes values of democracy, respect and tolerance of other people.