The New Beacon Celebrates Top Marks
In February the School was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). The assessment looks at compliance with the Independent School Standards (eg Safeguarding, H&S). The various elements of compliance are either ‘met’ or ‘not met’. At The New Beacon all standards were met.
Alongside this an Educational Quality Inspection is judged under two headings: the pupils’ academic and other achievements; the pupils’ personal development. The headline judgments are: Excellent, Good, Sound or Unsatisfactory.
Mr Piercy Headmaster said, “I am delighted to report that the achievements of the boys and their personal development were both found to be Excellent. There is much to enjoy in the report but a few lines leap out at me.”
‘The caring nature of the school is promoted consistently throughout all aspects of school life and, in particular, by the excellent role models provided by the staff.’
‘The school is highly accomplished in meeting its aim to ensure that the pupils leave as problem solvers, who can take responsibility for their work, and for their lives.’
‘Pupils throughout the school show excellent confidence and self-awareness. Boarders are particularly self-disciplined; they exuded maturity and self-understanding during discussions.’
‘The pupils’ attitudes to learning are outstanding.’ ‘Pupils approach their lessons with great enthusiasm.’
‘Pupils are relaxed, polite and well-mannered, as a result of the strong pastoral care that they receive.’ Mr Piercy went on to say, “ISI inspections are, quite rightly, rigorous. I am absolutely thrilled therefore
that inspectors found and reported on the school I know and of which I am so proud. Absolute credit to the staff and, of course, to the boys!”