Gable Hall tops the table for pupil progress

Stephen Metcalfe with senior pupils and headteacher Dr Sofina Asong

Stephen Metcalfe with senior pupils and headteacher Dr Sofina Asong

First published in Echo News Southend Standard: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

GABLE HALL is in the top 20 per cent of schools in the country for progress its pupils undergo during their years there.

And the Corringham academy has been handed an award for the achievement.

It comes following detailed analysis of government data on public schools in England by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) - the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration - which found Gable Hall is among the best for progress made by its pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: "Gable Hall School have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students.

"There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools."

Stephen Metcalfe, the Tory MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, said: "This is an exceptional achievement and a real testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and pupils at Gable Hall.

"I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to all involved and my thanks to everyone who works so hard to maintain these standards."

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6:29pm Wed 30 Apr 14

E.C.M. says...

So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey?
So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey? E.C.M.
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11:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

daninorth says...

Hope the academy's keep their mucky paws off
Hope the academy's keep their mucky paws off daninorth
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7:35am Thu 1 May 14

HadleighBoy says...

E.C.M. wrote:
So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey?
Becasue OFSTED have changed their criteria and evaluation process Pupil Progress is only one thing that OFSTED look at. So unless the school is achieving these result in the way that OFSTED have on their Tick Sheet then they get marked down. Do no take anything OFSTED say as meaningful unless you have first ecperience of the school.
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey?[/p][/quote]Becasue OFSTED have changed their criteria and evaluation process Pupil Progress is only one thing that OFSTED look at. So unless the school is achieving these result in the way that OFSTED have on their Tick Sheet then they get marked down. Do no take anything OFSTED say as meaningful unless you have first ecperience of the school. HadleighBoy
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7:58am Thu 1 May 14

E.C.M. says...

HadleighBoy wrote:
E.C.M. wrote:
So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey?
Becasue OFSTED have changed their criteria and evaluation process Pupil Progress is only one thing that OFSTED look at. So unless the school is achieving these result in the way that OFSTED have on their Tick Sheet then they get marked down. Do no take anything OFSTED say as meaningful unless you have first ecperience of the school.
Ofsted are only concerned with 'qualifications', not 'education' generated within 'exam factories'!

“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”. (Albert Einstein).
[quote][p][bold]HadleighBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: So why has the school been downgraded from 'Outstanding' to 'Good' then by Ofsted, if everything is so hunky dorey?[/p][/quote]Becasue OFSTED have changed their criteria and evaluation process Pupil Progress is only one thing that OFSTED look at. So unless the school is achieving these result in the way that OFSTED have on their Tick Sheet then they get marked down. Do no take anything OFSTED say as meaningful unless you have first ecperience of the school.[/p][/quote]Ofsted are only concerned with 'qualifications', not 'education' generated within 'exam factories'! “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts”. (Albert Einstein). E.C.M.
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8:00am Thu 1 May 14

E.C.M. says...

daninorth wrote:
Hope the academy's keep their mucky paws off
Quoted from their website "On the 1st July 2011, Gable Hall School converted to Academy status"!

Yet another 'exam factory'!
[quote][p][bold]daninorth[/bold] wrote: Hope the academy's keep their mucky paws off[/p][/quote]Quoted from their website "On the 1st July 2011, Gable Hall School converted to Academy status"! Yet another 'exam factory'! E.C.M.
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Fri 2 May 14

rocket1 says...

is cambridge university a exam factory?.
is cambridge university a exam factory?. rocket1
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10:44pm Fri 2 May 14

E.C.M. says...

rocket1 wrote:
is cambridge university a exam factory?.
Of course not you silly billy! I'd thought you'd know, being obviously an Oxbridge graduate!

Your sentence should have read: Is Cambridge University an 'exam factory'?

The answer is still 'no'! 'Education' not 'qualifications'!
[quote][p][bold]rocket1[/bold] wrote: is cambridge university a exam factory?.[/p][/quote]Of course not you silly billy! I'd thought you'd know, being obviously an Oxbridge graduate! Your sentence should have read: Is Cambridge University an 'exam factory'? The answer is still 'no'! 'Education' not 'qualifications'! E.C.M.
  • Score: -1

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