An Outstanding Ofsted Report for Pace

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An Outstanding Ofsted Report for Pace

Ofsted has rated Pace Outstanding for the fifth consecutive time! The visit that took place between 29th November and 1st December 2016 enabled Pace staff to showcase how our integrated curriculum, expertise and belief in every child’s ability to achieve, positively impacts on the progression of the children that attend Pace.

“The curriculum is wide ranging and highly effective. Communication, personal and physical development are prominent in all lessons. Lessons are adapted very well so that all pupils can experience a range of subjects at the right level.”

The inspection found that “Pupils make rapid progress against their individual targets. This is because teaching and continuous support from a wide range of professionals accurately meets pupils’ needs.”  and that “Pupils are extremely focused, diligent and resilient. Strong personal development ensures that pupils are well equipped to persevere and succeed”.

At Pace, our core values drive all that we do and we are proud to say that some of the key findings from the recent report reflect those values.

Achievement:   “Staff use assessment very well to identify pupils’ next steps accurately. This, coupled with their high expectations, ensures that work is challenging for all pupils, including the most able. “

Child and community focused: “The care of pupils is at the heart of the school’s work. Staff form strong relationships with pupils that help them to feel safe and happy at school.”

“In class and around the school, pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are kind and caring friends to each other and very well mannered towards staff.”

Dedication: “Leaders take time to review the impact of their work and highlight where they need to make improvements to the provision. They have rightly recognised the need to strengthen further the work that they do to prepare pupils for the future.”

Pace were ranked Outstanding in all four key areas:

·       Effectiveness of leadership and management – Outstanding

·       Quality of teaching, learning and assessment –  Outstanding

·       Personal development, behaviour and welfare –  Outstanding

·        Outcomes for pupils – Outstanding

The inspectors report can be read in full here.

If you would like to find out more about Pace and our outstanding services, please click here.


  • ELaine Fear

    6th February 2017

    So proud to read that Pace has again been judged outstanding!
    I know how hard all of the staff work and would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to everyone who played their part during the inspection.
    What a great school!