STUDENTS started the year on a positive note with a glowing Ofsted report.
Northolt High School was rated ‘good’ in relation to leadership and management, planning and teaching, and behaviour and safety of pupils, before the summer break.
The Eastcote Lane school has now come out of ‘special measures’, where it was placed in February last year.
The Ofsted report said the school has been transformed by highly effective and inspirational senior leadership and governance, and that students are confident learners who are proud of the school and the contribution they make to it.
It was praised for the positive relationships and mutual respect between teachers and students, the high expectations teachers have in creating a secure and stimulating atmosphere, and impeccable behaviour and pride demonstrated by students.
Headteacher Gloria Lowe said: “We are delighted that the school community has worked so hard to come out of special measures so quickly and with such good outcomes.
“We had four monitoring visits which testified to the effective work of the school and this is really the beginning of our school becoming outstanding – that’s our aim.
“The intention now is to focus on the quality of learning and teaching and there’s a strong emphasis on continuing professional development and making sure lessons are as good as they can be.”