Ofsted conference

OfSted conference at Sackville

On Friday 20th July we were honoured to host a regional conference for Ofsted inspectors. Our sixth form study area was skilfully transformed into a conference venue with the help of our IT support team. A lunch that would have graced any London hotel was prepared by our marvellous canteen staff, and waiting and reception duties were expertly carried out by our head team and members of our year 10 Takeover Day students.

Nathan Randall opening the conference

These year 10 students had applied to take on the role of one of the members of school staff for the day. Nathan Randall was lucky enough to introduce the conference and brief the delegates on the day’s domestic arrangements – a daunting task in front of so many senior members of Ofsted.

A wide selection of the work of Sackville students was presented for scrutiny by the inspectors, and our curriculum team leaders were able to join the session during which this work was examined.

Earlier in the day visitors enjoyed a presentation on our own curriculum from Mr Street, Mrs Valentine and Mrs Nibloe.

We know our staff will have learned a lot from being part of these sessions. We feel sure the Ofsted team in turn will have learned about the quality of the students who we are lucky to teach, and the fantastic work they produce.