It All Adds Up at

Great Torrington School

Posted on: 20/11/2014

Our subject inspection report carried out at the end of October demonstrated the tremendous work being done by pupils and teachers across the school each and every day.  Ofsted visited to look at all the work going on around mathematics.  This meant watching lessons in mathematics right across the year groups.  It was a very positive report which highlighted the many strengths of the school and the steps which have been taken to ensure all children achieve their potential. We were delighted that the School has been judged as a good throughout the inspection.

We were particularly pleased that Her Majesty’s Inspector also took time to see the fantastic learning that is happening within our Learner’s Baccalaureate lessons in Year 7 & 8 and was extremely impressed with what he saw.

The inspector highlighted that:

“GTS have succeeded in developing a culture of learning (with staff and pupils) throughout the school.”

“The quality of teaching and examination choices in Key Stage 4 ensure that these students are well prepared for advanced-level courses when they leave school.”

“Increasingly effective links are made with the curriculum in other areas of the school, particularly for younger students through the Learner’s Baccalaureate.  This is helping to develop students’ skills in collaboration, communication and problem solving.”

“Teaching reflects high expectations of students’ achievement.”

“All groups of students make good progress in mathematics.  The most-able students in particular achieve well.”

“A larger proportion than expected consistently secure the highest grades at GCSE.”


The subject inspection report for Mathematics can be viewed here.


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