THE acting head teacher of a South Derbyshire secondary school has thanked staff, parents and pupils for helping launch a turnaournd in fortunes.
Viv Sharples, from the Pingle School, in Coronation Street, Swadlincote, issued a statement after education chiefs Ofsted said the school was making ‘good progress’ in its bid to come out of special measures.
She said: “The positive report is testament to the hard work, dedication and team effort demonstrated by our staff, students and parents/carers.
“That unshakeable belief that we can and will, jointly improve standards for all of our students is what is driving us all forwards.
“I wish to thank members of the learning community for their support.
“We work very closely with primary and secondary colleagues to improve the quality of education for all students in South Derbyshire.
“Our students are truly exceptional. Ofsted inspectors described them as ‘quite remarkable’.
They said they were very polite, courteous and helpful.
“They conducted themselves incredibly well, holding open doors and talking maturely about the school and their learning.
“They felt they are a real credit to us at the school.”