OFSTED Report

OFSTED SUCCESS FOR FGS!

FGS are considered one of the very top performing high schools in Trafford and this is evident from the national performance tables.
The most recent letter from Ofsted can be viewed on our website detailing their latest brief visit, which was carried out during the last two days of the summer term of 2018. Our most recent full report, plus a copy of the letter from the latest inspection, can be downloaded in PDF from our website. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact school to request a paper copy.
Judgements were not altered at that time because a full inspection was not carried out. However, safeguarding was reviewed to ensure that it remains effective and we have continued to feel extremely proud of a number of very complimentary comments which were conveyed by the Lead Inspector, some of which include;

• the inspection of exercise books, scrutiny of external data and confidential interviews with students, staff and Governors, together with our parent and staff survey

Actions taken since the last inspection have resulted in an improved standard of education which include;

• The Headteacher and other leaders have created a positive learning community

• Students enjoy school...

• Students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is good

• Students tackle key aspects of fundamental British values, for example exploring and discussing contemporary issues in depth and with sensitivity

• Students say that difference is recognised and valued and that they enjoy positive relationships with one another

• Students who have left FGS in recent years have moved on to places in education, training and employment

• Our school has remained a popular choice with parents when deciding upon their children's secondary education

• Students value their education and they understand how to learn well

• Students appreciate the regular good quality of teaching

• Students have good attitudes to learning

• Our staff create a positive learning environment in lessons and students' good habits have a positive impact on their good conduct

• Students with low starting points generally make strong progress, outperforming others nationally

• The Headteacher and other leaders have focused on improving progress of the most able students

• Students current work demonstrates that more of them are making stronger progress

• Students with in-school support plans are also well known and supported, especially the special educational needs department, which is a strength of the school

Ofsted Report

FGS Short Inspection Letter Sept 2018.pdf