Heathcote receives “Good” status in recent Ofsted Full Inspection – next stop “Outstanding”!

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We are delighted to report that Heathcote has received a “Good” rating in our recent Ofsted inspection.

The full inspection was carried out across two days towards the end of September 2018, with the results announced earlier this week, and follows a short inspection earlier on this year in which the school was also rated as “Good”. The latest rating is the fourth time in succession in which Heathcote has received the second-highest rating available in the last eleven years. The school was inspected on five in-depth categories which were judged as “Good” across the board. The report can be viewed on the Ofsted website here.

Headteacher Emma Hillman stated that this term several new ways of targeting “low level disruption” in the classroom have been introduced, with the school reaping the benefits already.

Ms Hillman said: “Behaviour is our key focus and the reason for that is so that the learning and the teaching in the classroom is the best that it can be. We are trying to move on from lecture-style teaching and encourage independent learning so that students challenge themselves.

“Heathcote is a school that is absolutely on the up and is the place to be. We have the potential to be one of the best schools in the borough. We are nobody’s poor neighbour.”

The local Chingford newspaper picked up the story earlier in the week, with the article available to be viewed here.