I am pleased to inform you that the outcome of the OFSTED inspection on the 17th and 18th March 2015 was that Rainford High has been judged to be a good school across all areas. The front page of the report that identifies why the school is good and what the school needs to do to become outstanding. The full report is available on the school website and will be published on the OFSTED website next week after the Easter weekend.
It is the first time since October 2004 that the school has been judged Good and this is an important point on the schools journey to excellence. Since my arrival in September 2012 the aim has always been to make Rainford High the best school possible and to become an outstanding school.
The inspection went well across the two days as I would have hoped and expected. The students came in for strong praise for their attitudes and general demeanour and were a credit to the school and their families. The inspection team saw many examples of excellent practice and progress and the next challenge will be to develop the consistency of the best practice in every aspect of the schools work.
Clearly we still have a distance to travel on this journey to excellence but the school is making good progress. I would like to thank parents, carers, students and the staff for their support and ongoing support to make our school excellent. I am aware there are still areas of the school that need to improve and that there are still issues that need to be addressed. I look forward to working in continued partnership with you all to ensure the best outcomes for everyone who attend the school and to fulfil our ethos of Everyone Matters, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds.