The Meden School in Warsop in Mansfield, which is part of Nova Education Trust, are delighted that they have once again been rated as a ‘Good’ school in their latest inspection by Ofsted which took place at the end of June.
Ofsted recognised that staff at Meden School want the very best for their pupils, leaders have a clear vision and are ambitious for their school community. The curriculum has been carefully designed so that pupils achieve well, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Inspectors said that “one teacher summed up the views of many” when they said “it’s a lovely place to work. A place where you are valued by everyone”. Leaders provide high-quality training for early career teachers.
Inspectors noted that leaders have created a clear vision for behaviour. They use this information to teach pupils the “Meden way”, which is “always doing the right thing, even when no-one is watching”.
Pupils behaviour is good. ‘Pupils behave well and get on well together’ and ‘bulling is not tolerated.’ ‘The atmosphere in lessons and around the school is calm and purposeful. Pupils respect themselves and others.’
Jim Smith, Head Teacher, said: “Meden is a great place to study, work and develop for students and staff alike and Ofsted could clearly see this during their inspection. As a school community we are proud that our hard work and dedication has been recognised by inspectors.
“The inspectors were impressed with the attitudes and conduct of all our students during the inspection and remarked on how polite, well-mannered and well-behaved they were, they truly embodied the school’s values of being kind, polite and responsible.
“Ofsted have recognised that our curriculum is ambitious and well-planned and identified the wider opportunities in creates for our students to make a difference in the community they live in. Meden is a highly successful school and we are determined to ensure that our students continue to thrive and maximise their potential.”
Ryan Hawley, Executive Head Teacher, commented: “It is excellent that Meden School has been judged to be an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school which provides an environment for learners to feel safe, develop, grow and achieve.
“I am extremely proud of the school community as it continues to evolve as part of the Nova Education Trust. We now look to the future as we further develop our educational offer towards providing a transformational education across all aspects of school life.”
Ash Rahman, CEO of Nova Education Trust, added: “Meden School provides an environment for learners where they are inspired, developed and motivated to achieve. I am delighted that it has received the continued recognition that it deserves.
“We now look to the future as we further develop our vision to create truly transformational education for the young people and the communities we serve.”
The full inspection report is available on the Ofsted website.