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THE NORTH ORMESBY STORY - See how Perspective has helped a school on their journey from “Requires Improvement” to “Outstanding”!

posted 17 Oct 2015, 01:23 by Craig Nicholson
Chris Kemp-Hall, headteacher at North Ormesby Primary Academy in Middlesbrough and her team have worked to turn the school from Requires Improvement to Outstanding. The school’s Ofsted report praises the “inspirational” leadership of the school and the high expectations that teachers have of their pupils.


HOW DID PERSPECTIVE HELP?

North Ormesby had been using Perspective for just 5 months before Ofsted revisited the school and yet the inspection report draws upon the benefits of a combination of leadership mentality and the way they record their lessons using ICT:

 'Leaders are unafraid to take risks and use creative approaches. For example, they use information and communication technology to record lessons and then sit with groups of teachers and teaching assistants to discuss the effectiveness of their teaching. This is playing a crucial role in ensuring teaching improves.'

Latest Ofsted Report



WHAT EDUCATIONAL LEADERS CAN LEARN

All types of educational establishments can benefit from using Perspective to improve their leadership processes and quality of teaching, just as North Ormesby Primary Academy has done.

For example, you can use Perspective to create custom monitoring forms related to the needs of your school and record your observations ‘live’. That might include observations of lesson, the quality of work in books, the quality of marking and feedback, pupil premium meeting analysis, and much more.

The monitoring analysis produced by Perspective is where the system really adds value to your current monitoring processes. It enables you to provide detailed feedback and evidence for staff of their performance areas. As the analysis is instant, leaders can then act quickly and effectively to address potential causes for concern or areas of strength for shared best practice, which can inform CPD planning.

THE IMPACT IS CLEAR

Acting instantly on areas for development that have been highlighted to you through Persepctive’s monitoring system is much more beneficial to the improvement of teaching and learning than spending your time manually analysing the results of a round of observations.

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