25th September: HMI Visit
Thank you to everyone who got their children to school in good time, happy and in the mood to work yesterday.
Our HMI visit went well and I will be able to send you a copy of the letter they send to me describing progress at school very soon.
Matthew Haynes, our Her Majesty’s Inspector, brought a ‘shadow’ with him on the inspection. This was none other than Mr David Hoare, the newly appointed Chair of Ofsted. It was David’s first inspection and he spent the day asking very probing and incisive questions about how schools view Ofsted’s work. Although David has experience of schools in the Private sector, he admits that he has lots to learn about life in mainstream schools and we are delighted that his first official visit was to Brookwood.
He was very impressed by your children and their attitudes to their work, the spirit of community within the school and the very clear focus the staff have on giving every individual the best education we can.
I would like to send thanks to the fantastic Brookwood team. These visits are very stressful and they did a brilliant job at showing our school off at its best. Thanks everyone!