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Ofsted 2015 / 2016

Ashington High School was inspected by Ofsted on 28th and 29th January 2015. The full report with accompanying letter is available by clicking on the following links:

 pdficon_large   Ashington HS – Ofsted report January 2015             pdficon_large     Ashington HS – Ofsted letter 13th Feb

Details of the Parents’ Meeting held on 12th March 2015 are available here: 

pdficon_largeOfsted Parents’ Information Meeting

April 2015: Ofsted was in school for a one-day monitoring visit on Tuesday 21st April. The report on that visit can be found here:  pdficon_large   Ofsted visit 21st April 2015

September 2015: Ofsted conducted a further monitoring visit on 23rd & 24th September 2015. The report on that visit can be viewed here:  pdficon_large   Ofsted visit 23rd – 24th Sep 2015

November 2015: The Local Authority and advisers from the Department of Education (DfE) had been discussing with the Ashington Learning Partnership’s Governing Body the steps for Ashington High School to become a sponsored academy. The DfE has the power to intervene in the designation of all state schools placed in an Ofsted category, as AHS was in January 2015.

While a sponsor had not yet been identified, the Local Authority decided to take an intermediate step by applying to the DfE to replace the Governing Body with an Interim Executive Board (IEB) to lead the school’s improvement journey.  Given this, and the fact that the Governing Body was also responsible for Bothal and Central Primary Schools, AHS would need to be removed from the Ashington Learning Partnership to enable an IEB to assume responsibility for AHS only.

Clicking on this link will open a letter giving more details of the consultation in respect of the above:

 pdficon_large   De-federation consultation letter

The consultation ended at 2:00pm on Monday 30th November. Following further discussions between the ALP Governing Body and NCC it was decided to install a Temporary Governing Body (TGB) rather than an Interim Executive Board. The TGB took over the running of the school on 1st March 2016. Details of the TGB can be found on the Governors page of this website.   pdficon_largeConsultation outcome letter

January 2016: Ofsted conducted a further monitoring visit on 12th & 13th January 2016. The report on that visit can be viewed here: pdficon_large   Ofsted visit 12th – 13th January 2016

July 2016: A further monitoring visit took place on 12th July 2016. The report on that visit can be viewed here: pdficon_large    Ofsted visit 12th July 2016