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What Do Ofsted Say?

Below is a summary of Ofted's findings regarding our Sixth Form provision here at Brookfield, taken from their latest visit in May 2018.

  • Students make good progress in the sixth form. They are well supported to take their next steps in education, employment or training.
  • Teaching is good in the sixth form. Students enjoy their lessons, they are effectively challenged and make good progress. Students say that their teachers ‘go above and beyond’ to help them.
  • The tutor programme provides a wide range of opportunities to prepare students for life beyond the sixth form. For example, students participate in mock interviews for university. Pastoral support is strong, and students receive high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. The proportion of students who move on to education, employment or training is consistently above the national average.
  • Students appreciate the support they receive to care for their mental health.
  • Retention rates in the sixth form are consistently above the national average.
  • Students make good progress in the sixth form. In 2017, progress in academic courses increased and was above the national average. Boys made particularly strong progress. Current students, including those who are disadvantaged, are making faster progress than that seen in previous years.
  • Students are keen and motivated. They support younger pupils through various activities such as mentoring and buddy reading.