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King Edward VII Ofsted inspection

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King Edward VII School, Sheffield, was reinspected on Tuesday 23 May and Wednesday 24 May 2023 and provided irrefutable evidence that it is a good, successful School, in line with the OFSTED Education Inspection Framework.

Councillor Dawn Dale, Chair of the Education, Children and Families Policy Committee said about the result:

“The headteacher and all the staff at King Edward School have worked incredibly hard and deserve today’s excellent news that the school has received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. The school can now apply to the Secretary of State to have the directive academy order set aside. 

“With recent difficult conversations about the school’s future, the head teacher, Linda Gooden, has continued to lead and show resilience through turbulent times. 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, governing body and parents for the ongoing support and dedication to the school community. 

“The situation at King Edward VII school has raised awareness around national policy and how Ofsted rates schools, which as we know is currently under review. We will be writing to Ofsted further with our own views on the way that schools are rated and how we wish to see that improved. 

“Alongside this, we will also be writing to the Regional Director and the Secretary of State for Education, in support of the school, regarding the revocation of the academy order."

You can read the full report here.