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Ofsted Praise for Denton Community College
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 @ 11:59 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News

Staff and pupils at Denton Community College are celebrating after Ofsted rated their school ‘Good’ following a recent inspection.

In the report released last week, Ofsted praised the running of the school and in particular the hard work done by the head, senior leaders and governors.

The report concluded: “The headteacher, other senior leaders and governors have established a positive ethos in the school. They are determined that students should do as well as they can and set correspondingly high expectations of staff and students.

“They focus on raising aspirations and challenge everyone to do the best they can, and do not use the social and economic challenges in some parts of the school’s wider community as an excuse for poor attitudes or effort.”

They also praised the quality of teaching and the improvement in the students’ achievement, since the previous inspection which took place in 2013.

Head teacher Nick Condliffe is justifiably proud of the inspectors findings, saying: “I’m delighted all the hard work that’s gone into making the school it is, has been recognised by Ofsted.

“What’s particularly pleasing about the report are the comments about the teaching, the learning and the good behaviour of the students. Also the students being happy and safe at school and the fact that all the things we’ve worked on at the school, they recognise as having a real impact.”

The report notes the hard work put in by the staff to recognise the individual talents and abilities of the students and give them the chance to shine and Mr Condliffe was eager to compliment everyone who has played their part.

“You need a committed, talented and hard working staff and that’s what Denton Community College has,” he added.

Far from resting on the laurels the head and his team are eager to keep the school moving forward over the coming months and years.