Ofsted

July 2016

I am sure you will share my delight when I advise you that the overall judgement from the recent Ofsted Inspection on 15th and 16th June is that HDHS is now a ‘Good’ school. The full report and accompanying letter to parents can be found below. Two of the judgements were close to ‘Outstanding’ and this should be our next goal in our continuing journey to provide the best possible provision for our students and town.
Rob Garrett
Headteacher

Ofsted Archive

As part of the process of improving the school, Ofsted appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate to work with us to gauge both the direction and rate of progress we were making towards becoming a “Good” school. The first of these visits was on Wednesday 22nd October 2014. Click below to download the letter relating to this visit.

Ofsted-Letter-22nd-October-2014.pdf – 240 KB

Click below to download a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Report (20-21 May 2014)
Harwich and Dovercourt High School Ofsted Report May 2014 – 182 KB

Click below to download a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Report (10-11 October 2012)
Harwich and Dovercourt High School Ofsted Report October 2012 – 174 KB

Click below to download a copy of our Ofsted Monitoring Inspection Report (5 April 2011)
Harwich School Ofsted Monitoring April 2011 – 122 KB

Click below to download a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Report (23-24 September 2009)
Harwich School Ofsted Inspection September 2009 – 123 KB

It is worth noting that in 2006 when the school received a notice to improve nearly every category was judged unsatisfactory. In 2007 when the school was removed from the Ofsted category 26% of the grades were good with the remainder being satisfactory. In 2009, and using the new inspection framework introduced in September this year (which provides greater challenge) 42% of our grades were judged as good. The remainder were satisfactory with the exception of attendance.

Click below to download a copy of our Ofsted PSHEE Subject Inspection Report (14-15 October 2008)

Harwich School PSHEE Ofsted Inspection November 2008 – 130 KB

PARENT VIEW COMPLETION

Before visiting a school and making judgements the Ofsted team check out the views of parents online. It would be of great support to the school if you would leave your feedback on the following website: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

Click on “Give Your Views” and then “Register Now”.

A link will be sent to your e-mail address taking you back to the Parent View site where you can now complete the questionnaire. This should take approximately 5 minutes.

When you are asked to search for the school you need to put in “Harwich” and then select HDHS from the list.

Thank you for taking the time to do this.