Ofsted February 2022 Overall Effectiveness: Good

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What is it like to attend this school?

At The Calder Learning Trust, pupils are respectful towards each other. Pupils say
that they feel safe and they know that adults will help them on the rare occasions
when bullying happens. Heads of year refer concerns to a well-trained pastoral
team. This ensures that pupils get the social and emotional support they need.
Relationships between staff and pupils are strong.
The school’s approach to teaching and learning is described as the ‘Calder
classroom’, and is helping pupils to learn in a consistent way. Staff are encouraged
to share good practice, supporting pupils to achieve well. Expectations of all pupils
are high.
Pupils’ attitudes to their learning are positive. Behaviour in classes enables learning
to take place uninterrupted. However, pupils’ behaviour on the corridors and at
social times is not always as positive. Not all staff apply the school policies
consistently. Pupils are particularly enthusiastic about the lessons they receive in
form time. All Year 9 pupils are given access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Pupils are given opportunities to express their views freely. Pupils speak confidently
about healthy relationships. They know what a good friend is. They use words such
as ‘loyal’ and ‘caring’, and understand the importance of being a good listener.


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