Article from the Bradford Telegraph & Argus published 29.2.16

A NEW report shows that a Baildon School has improved in the two years since inspectors concluded it 'required improvement'.

Ofsted inspectors visited Titus Salt School last month, and have now released a report describing the school as 'good' in every category.

In 2014 the school was judged to require improvement in relation to teaching, pupil achievement and leadership.

But the latest report highlights improvement in these categories, saying: "Rates of progress across most subjects show improvement over time. Pupils currently in the school are making good progress in English and mathematics.

"The teaching of literacy is a strength.

"Pupils benefit from an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities and partnerships with employers. There is a harmonious atmosphere around the school and behaviour is good. Attendance is well above average and punctuality is exceptional.

"Standards are rising in the sixth form because teaching is improving."

Head teacher Ian Morrel (pictured) said: "I am delighted with our most recent Ofsted report; it reflects all of the hard work of our members of staff over the last two years, our care for each student and determination to achieve the highest standards in all that we do.

"I am so proud of our students and the acknowledgement that they make it a harmonious community and achieve success in many ways. We are very collaborative and value the community we are a part of and I want to thank all our parents, carers and partners in supporting the work that we do.

"It is a pleasure to read our report and as a school that is never complacent we will continue to work hard and achieve even more."

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, executive member for education at Bradford Council, said: "It's a great example of a school achieving high standards for its students thanks to skilled leadership, teaching and strong partnership working."

Chris Young, Bradford Telegraph & Argus

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