Message from Mr Woods
I am immensely proud of the way in which our community came together to support our recent Ofsted Inspection. Thanks to parents, staff and students who completed questionnaires which the Inspection Team gratefully received.
It takes a community to raise a child and we think Upper Shirley High is a special place to learn and work. Since our last Ofsted inspection in 2011, (where the school was rated Good) Ofsted have raised the bar significantly, making judgements more challenging and with enhanced focus on teaching, learning and achievement of students. Our inspection team was led by Alan Taylor-Bennett (Her Majesty’s Inspector) who captured our school and its spirit in one day; quite an experience. As ever, our students were a credit to their school. The Section 8 Report Letter will be released in due course.
A highlight of this Newsletter is the article on Holocaust Memorial Day when we joined a live Webinar; hearing Rudi Oppenheimer speak of his first hand experience in a concentration camp; so moving and I know our students will remember the experience.
Stuart Woods, Headmaster