Coppice School was inspected by Ofsted on 23/24 January 2013 and was rated good.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
•Students make good and sometimes outstanding progress in the development of their communication skills. This has a positive effect on their learning because students are increasingly able to manage their own behaviour
•Teaching is good; some is outstanding. In most lessons, teachers plan activities that students find enjoyable and interesting.
•The range of subjects and courses offered is carefully designed to meet each individual student’s needs. It is enriched by learning opportunities in the community and through experiences beyond the school day.
•Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make a good start to their learning because good partnership with parents means that there is a smooth transition from home to school.
•Partnerships with other schools and colleges have a good effect on achievement.
•The sixth form is good. Students make good progress in the sixth form because the courses offered meet their needs and they are well taught.
•Students feel safe and secure. This is because staff are very skilled in maintaining a positive learning environment.
•The headteacher has very high expectations for the effectiveness of the school and staff are encouraged and supported well to improve their teaching. This is helping the school to improve very rapidly.
•The governing body is clear about its vision for the future. It bases its decisions on this and the first-hand evidence it gathers from involvement with the students and their parents.