Worle Community School will be made 'one of Britain's best'

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 October 2016

Neville Coles and Head Teacher Jacqui Scott, with pupils holding inspirational words.

Neville Coles and Head Teacher Jacqui Scott, with pupils holding inspirational words.

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Leaders at a Worle secondary school have announced their ambition to make it one of the country's best.

Worle Community School, pupils with inspirational words, for story about Worle's progress since it's Ofsted.Worle Community School, pupils with inspirational words, for story about Worle's progress since it's Ofsted.

If successful, it would be a big turn-around for Worle Community School, in Redwing Drive, which was found to be ‘inadequate’ in June by schools watchdog Ofsted.

It was also ordered into special measures, and Priory Community School principal Neville Coles was drafted in to turn it around.

Since July, Mr Coles has driven a number of changes to the way the classrooms look, including putting up inspirational quotes and photos of world figures.

Mr Coles is also encouraging staff to build good relationships with students.

A greater emphasis has been placed on rewards and praise for students, in a bid to transform the school’s culture.

Record numbers of people attended its open evening last week.

Mr Coles said: “We are hearing great feedback from across the community about the changes we have already made.

“There are many more improvements to come but we are very excited about the future.

“We want this to be about the whole school and wider community coming together to make this school one of Britain’s best.”

Priory, in Queensway, is the first school in the recently-launched multi-academy trust called the Priory Learning Trust.

It is hoped Worle will become part of the group.

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