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An Inspector Calls


Our first end of year production 'Bugsy Malone' was a great success last week. Lots of fun was had with custard pies and splurge guns! There is a great array of talent in the year group, and as usual it was easy to forget that everyone in the cast was in Year 7.

This was the same opinion of an Ofsted Inspector that Governors and I invited to school a couple of weeks ago to help evaluate our progress so far this year. Amongst some useful development ideas he concluded we have 'the model for an outstanding school' and that Pinner HIgh School is a 'very special place'. Further evaluation came in the surveys of students, parents and staff, conducted on our behalf by Kirkland Rowell. They link the survey questions to Ofsted inspection criteria, and benchmark against other schools. It is especially pleasing, therefore, for every group to rate us as 'Outstanding' in every category. Additional validation came last week with the EQ Equalities Award. Governors' initial vision statement referred to an 'inclusive school for the whole community' so this award has particular resonance. Further success came yesterday following our Investors in People Health and Wellbeing accreditation. We have been recommended for the award following a full day inspection. A successful end to the year!

As well as these external evaluations, the student experience is the key measure of success at Pinner High School. Over 60 students, all those who represented the school in a sports team this year, spent the day at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford at the World Para-athletic Championships this week. Over 40 students were involved in the production of 'Bugsy Malone' last week. Many others will be on stage on the last day of term on Friday, receiving an award at our inaugural Prizegiving, celebrating our Trailblazing year. Thank you for all your support. We are all looking forward to the second chapter!