Ofsted Inspection 2012

Our Ofsted inspection took place on 13 and 14th June 2012 by a team of four inspectors led by John Meinke. They were very thorough and professional and have produced an inspection report which I feel is a very fair assessment of Thamesmead. It accurately identifies the many strengths of the school such as:

‘Students demonstrate a high level of engagement during lessons and show great enthusiasm for learning. They work very well together and enjoy discussing their work.’

‘Disabled students and those with special needs are now making consistently good progress.’

‘Students demonstrate a positive attitude to learning and a high level of engagement’

‘Students make good and sometimes outstanding progress in English and Maths.’

‘Students’ good and steadily improving outcomes are secured through good and outstanding teaching over time.’

‘The performing arts specialism permeates the school and makes a tangible difference to achievement and provides students with a wide range of opportunities.’

‘The school is particularly effective at working with students whose circumstances make them vulnerable.’

It also clearly set out the areas that we need to improve upon even further. Above all I believe that the report captures the ethos of a school that is determined to go on improving so that we can provide the very best education possible for Thamesmead students.

The full Ofsted Report can be viewed by clicking below:

Thamesmead Ofsted report June 2012

Peter Rodin (Headteacher)

Having your say

Parent View from Ofsted gives you, as parents, the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Thamesmead School. We would like to encourage all parents to complete their brief online questionnaire by following this link: