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Rooks Heath school in South Harrow scores ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Rooks Heath Secondary School, based on Eastcote Lane, South Harrow, has been rated ‘Good’ in its recent Ofsted inspection on 12 and 13 March.

The school continues to thrive under the leadership of headteacher Miriam Manderson and as part of the Tithe Academy Trust, managed by Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Reavley and overseen by a board of trustees chaired by Pauline Ann Hughes.

The Ofsted report highlights that Rooks Heath School is a “diverse and vibrant community,” where pupils from various backgrounds and cultures learn together successfully. The school is recognised for being “welcoming” ensuring that pupils feel “safe and happy.”

The report notes that behavior at the school has seen significant improvements. Pupils, including those in the sixth form, enjoy a “culture of clear expectations” and are confident in finding someone to speak to if they need help. The school promptly addresses any incidents of bullying, ensuring pupils receive necessary support.

Academically, Rooks Heath School has designed an “ambitious” curriculum that caters to all pupils, including those in the sixth form. The curriculum is “broad and balanced,” with particular praise for the creative and practical activities in design and technology.

The report also acknowledges the school’s commitment to extra-curricular activities, “The school provides a range of extra-curricular activities, including music and sports clubs”, it says.

“Some pupils spoke highly of their involvement in these activities, including the school production. Students in the sixth form often lead events. For example, pupils organised a disco for younger pupils and the ‘Pride Club’ delivered assemblies.

“Parents and carers speak positively about the range of enrichment activities on offer at the school”, the report states.

Rooks Heath School places a strong emphasis on personal development, teaching pupils about life choices, different faiths, relationships, and online safety. The school offers a comprehensive careers program, helping pupils engage with employers and training providers, and informing them about various post-school options.

Staff at Rooks Heath School are proud of their work environment, with their well-being being a priority.

The report commends the school’s leadership for having an accurate evaluation of its work and well-thought-out plans for future improvements. The governing body is well-informed about the school’s operations, providing necessary support and challenge.

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