OFSTED – following inspection in July 2016, the school is currently judged as good in all areas:
Effectiveness of leadership and management – Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment –Good
Outcomes for pupils –Good
16 to 19 study programmes –Good
Overall effectiveness –Good
You can access the full report here.
St Ivo School is proud to have also been presented with a number of awards:
LIVING SPORT SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR – Astrea St.Ivo PE Department received this award in November 2017. The award recognises the wide range of sports opportunities the department gives students, both during curriculum time and extra-curricular, together with their commitment to links with clubs in the local community. The department proides a broad range of sports which are very popular with students. The school has enjoyed national success in both cricket and football, and encouraged individual excellence with students competing at national and international level. The department has close links with a number of local sports clubs across a range of sports.
UK PARLIAMENT TEACHER AMBASSADOR – Mr Hedges, Head of Politics has been accredited with this role. As a Parliament Teacher Ambassador there is a commitment to deliver an assembly on Parliament and democracy to at least three year groups each year and to host an event within school using the Parliament Education Service resources. In 2016, St Ivo School held a mock EU referendum which led to Mr Hedges’ accreditation by the end of that year. This year we are holding a mock election to coincide with the 2017 General Election. Both events have included assemblies to four year groups together with accompanying tutor time resources. Parliament’s Education Service is committed to provide ambassadors with materials to support school assemblies, CPD evens and invitations for ambassadors to attend events in Parliament.
SECONDARY GEOGRAPHY QUALITY MARK (SGQM) (Geographical Association) – awarded to St Ivo School in 2014 by the Geographical Association. The award process encourages and supports schools to reflect on their work and strive for the highest quality in their teaching. In order to achieve the award the geography department underwent a rigorous moderation process and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which they are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The award recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in areas such as geographical knowledge, understanding, values, skills and concepts and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography.
CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (Geographical Association) – the Geography Department at St Ivo were delighted to be one of only 10 schools nationally to be awarded the coveted Centre of Excellence status by the GA in 2014. This status is awarded to geography departments which are seen as hubs of excellence and recognises the school’s contribution to disseminating quality approaches to the teaching of geography as well as valuing the important contribution that geography makes to the curriculum throughout the school.
PRINCES TEACHING INSTITUTE MARK GEOGRAPHY AND SCIENCE 2016 – The Geography and Science Departments have been awarded the Princes Teaching Institute (PTI) Mark of Excellence for 2016. The PTI is supported by the Prince of Wales and recognises and rewards school departments that develop inspirational ideas and activities which enhance the teaching in a number areas, regardless of pupils’ background or abilities. Both the Geography and Science Departments have taken part in the schools programme this year and have been awarded the prestigious mark in recognition of the departments’ achievements and new initiatives inspired by membership of the Schools Programme. This is the third year the Geography department has been awarded the mark.
ARTSMARK SILVER AWARD – This is a prestigious award that aims to recognise the high quality work done in departments such as dance, drama, music and art. Artsmark schools are committed to giving young people a wide range of arts experiences both in the classroom and in after-school clubs, and to provide visits or partnerships with artists and arts organisations. As a school we are very proud of this achievement, as confirmation of designation recognises the high profile that these departments have in the school and the contribution they make to the school as a whole.