Ofsted Appeal Disappointment
Ofsted continues to back its own initial rating of Requires Improvement for a popular North Leeds school whose results, it acknowledges, have “improved dramatically” since its previous good rating in 2012.
Following the appointment of Mike Roper as head teacher in 2015, Allerton Grange has demonstrated rapid improvements in all areas and strong academic progress. Despite overwhelming support from students, parents, Governors and the Local Authority, Allerton Grange is disappointed to hear that their appeal against the judgement has not been upheld.
Mr Roper said, “We raised concerns in regards to the inspection process itself, which disregarded current students’ progress and focused too much on the past five years’ results. Current standards are high at Allerton Grange with the very best teaching and learning in place, however this has not been acknowledged, in part, due to an ineffective inspection system.
“Whilst we could continue to challenge the inaccurate Ofsted judgement, we feel that our students are best served by focusing our efforts on our rapid improvement journey. We will further raise the standards of teaching and learning, ensuring that Allerton Grange continues to be a safe and happy learning environment where students thrive and reach their full potential.”