Sidmouth College is inadequate says Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 16:38 27 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 17 June 2010

Ofsted inspectors have rated Sidmouth College ""inadequate"" in its overall effectiveness in their latest report. They have called for ""significant improvement"" and have issued a formal Notice to Improve because the school is performing much less well than expected

Ofsted inspectors have rated Sidmouth College "inadequate" in its overall effectiveness in their latest report.

They have called for "significant improvement" and have issued a formal Notice to Improve because the school is performing much less well than expected.

But outgoing headteacher David Birch has predicted this year¹s GCSE results will be the best ever.

The inspectors¹ report said the school needed to improve its systems for leadership and management, particularly with regard to monitoring teaching and learning.

Mr Birch, who leaves next month after 12 years as head, wrote to parents on Tuesday expressing his Œdisappointment¹.

A two-day inspection was held in May. The college has been given a year to improve before another inspection is held. Inspections are normally held every three to four years.

Inspector Adrian Lyons stated while Sidmouth College provided: ³an acceptable standard of education and that personal development of students is good, its overall effectiveness is inadequate.

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