Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich celebrates Oustanding Ofsted report

Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich celebrates its second outstanding Ofsted rating in a row. Headteache

Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich celebrates its second outstanding Ofsted rating in a row. Headteacher Rupe Hosie with Mia, Polly, Jade, Lydia, Jake, Alisha and Bradley - Credit: Lucy taylor

Delighted staff at Thomas Wolsey School in Ipswich have been praised in the latest Ofsted report which rated the school ‘Outstanding.’

The school, in Defoe Road, received the rating in all areas, including quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, safety and behaviour of pupils, leadership and management and provision for early years, following the inspection on November 27 and 28.

The school also achieved an oustanding rating in its previous inspection.

Rupe Hosie, headteacher for the school, who has occupied the post since September 1, has shared her joy at the news. She said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with the result. It is absolutely wonderful to get oustanding again, without the whole team working together, all the parents and pupils and staff, we wouldn’t be able to do it. It is a fantastic effort made by all.”

The school teaches children with physical disabilities, severe and multiple learning difficulties, as well as speech or language needs, autism, medical needs and sensory impairments.

In the report it was noted that, “The new headteacher, with excellent support from senior leaders, is providing strong and purposeful

leadership. All leaders, with good support from governors and trustees, are continuing to promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning where outstanding behaviour continues to flourish across the school.”

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Teachers were also praised for their detailed knowledge in understanding the learning needs of individual pupils.

The report added: “Pupils learn exceptionally well because the quality of teaching over time is outstanding. Teachers have a thorough knowledge of each pupil. They use this information exceptionally well to plan activities which extend the thinking of all pupils.”

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