The latest Ofsted report (linked to the right) was completed in July 2014 and identified that the school has been successfully "turned-around" and that a "strong trajectory of improvement has been secured".
Highlights include that students are proud of their school and feel it has changed for the better, that parents feel the school is safe and secure and are more engaged with the school and that students "get on well" and "bullying is not tolerated".
The report also highlights that students progress and achievement has improved and that teaching in all subjects is improved.
In June 2015 Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chair of Ofsted named Deptford Green and five other schools in the UK where leadership is moving the school forward. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/speech-at-the-future-of-education-inspection-launch
We are now working hard to secure Outstanding across all areas of the school.
Equalitas Audit June 2015
"A school review was carried out in June 2015 at the request of the headteacher. A team of ten consultants with specialisms in most but not all subject areas worked in the school over a period of three days. Consultants were in the school as Year 11 pupils were completing end-of-year examinations and a week after pupils had ‘moved up’ one year, Year 7 becoming Year 8 and so on. Most teachers were seeing their Key Stage 3 classes for the first or second time.
At the request of the headteacher almost all of the observations of lessons were 50 mins long. This meant the majority of observations were for whole lessons and the rest were for half of a double period. All heads of department carried out joint observations with consultants and fed back to teachers on the quality of teaching and learning with the consultant present.
Individual subject/s reports were completed by consultants and forwarded to the school."
Main findings of Audit June 2015
"Deptford Green is now clearly a good school with significant strengths in leadership.
The headteacher and the senior leadership team have continued to build on many of the strengths referred to in the 2014 Ofsted report. The school ethos has strengthened and some of the early developments that were in place at the time of the last inspection have been embedded in the day-to-day life of the school. Improved examination results and the move from poor results and inadequate progress in 2012 to good progress in 2014 have given staff and pupils the confidence and belief that further improvements are possible in the future.
There have been significant improvements in all four key areas identified for improvement in the last report by Ofsted, three relating to teaching and one to the middle leadership."