Firvale School “outstanding”

Headteacher Lesley Bowes with her pupils
Headteacher Lesley Bowes with her pupils

Firvale School has become one of just two schools in the City receiving an “outstanding” OFSTED inspection report. Headteacher Mrs Lesley Bowes said, “this wonderful outcome provides a launch pad for the next stage in the school's development.”

Year 7 pupil Emily Haimeed, reporting for the Messenger, writes:

“Firvale secondary school is a good school in many ways, it’s fun because of the many facilities and help that is provided. I like lessons because they are always exciting and you are always guaranteed to learn something new.The teachers at our school are very friendly, and make lessons interesting.

The school is very organised, for example when pupils are asked to change lesson the whole process runs very smoothly! All the staff are very helpful and polite and everyone is made to feel welcome.The motto Fir Vale has is ‘making dreams a reality’ and teachers try and make that possible in every way.

I feel that the school is working me to my highest potential and I also feel that I will one day succeed my dream of being a lawyer by having the opportunity to go to a school like Firvale.

When I am at school I feel comfortable because I am part of a friendly community. I do not worry about being bullied and I know that teachers are always there to talk to if I have a problem.”

The OFSTED report says: “Students’ achievement is outstanding when set against their starting points … The care, guidance and support provided for all pupils are outstanding. The quality of academic and pastoral guidance is impressive and all staff are involved in supporting and guiding students so that they can achieve their potential.”

“The school is achieving in a way it is set out to do.” Ben Thompson, 13.

“The school is achieving its target of making dreams a reality.” Asad Ali, 12.

“I like the multi-cultural environment of the school.” Emma Seaton, 16.

“School is fantastic.” Kiran Din, 15.

“Friendly environment and it is easy to make friends.” Jefin Jacob, 16.

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