Lammas School’s pupils 'have positive attitudes to learning and working hard in lessons’, independent school inspectors find
Lammas School, based in Nottinghamshire, recently celebrated their latest Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report which showed that the school is a place where ‘principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens.’
The inspectors commented that the teaching at Lammas School ‘enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources.’ In particular, the inspectors noted how the school had improved in the outcomes of their pupils, with their GCSE performance in 2018 clearly exceeding the national average of maintained schools.
Additionally, the inspectors made mention of the work the leadership and governance team do to ‘track pupil progress thus ensuring that timely interventions can be made to help keep pupils on target for success.’ The report went on to outline that the leadership and management of the school demonstrated good skills and knowledge ‘so that other standards are consistently met, and actively promote the well-being of their pupils.’
Another strength of the school mentioned in the ISI report was the quality of the pupils’ achievements and their personal development. It was noted that Lammas School pupils ‘have positive attitudes to learning and working hard in lessons’ and that they have ‘a clear sense of right and wrong, as reflected in their excellent behaviour.’
As part of The Nisai Group, Lammas School students also get access to Nisai’s online learning platform. The ISI inspectors said that this ‘enables some pupils to extend their choice of options at GCSE profitably, for example by studying psychology online.’ The report also added that ‘pupils with SEND can enhance their progress through effective use of these available resources.’
Sara Baldry, Head Teacher of Lammas School, commented: “We could not be prouder of our pupils and the inspectors also paid tribute to them commenting on their ‘excellent behaviour’ and stating that ‘pupils are very accepting and respectful of each other’s differences’. We are so pleased that the inspectors highlighted personal development as a key strength of the school and the role of the wider team at Lammas who work so hard to help our pupils ‘grow in confidence and self-esteem’ and instil ‘a well-developed sense of social responsibility.’”