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Headteacher's Welcome

At Chenderit School we have established a strong and supportive community where staff and students strive to "Aim High, Work Hard and Be Nice". Our students are valued as individuals and are actively encouraged to pursue excellence, not only academically, but in all other spheres of school life. Our aim is to unlock each student's potential and to celebrate every individual's progress and achievements.

Chenderit School is a forward looking school with proud traditions. We encourage our students to embrace all opportunities at school and, through these, to develop into increasingly resilient, independent, adaptable, respectful and resourceful learners. We have high expectations of our school community and pride ourselves on our safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which students are able to enjoy, flourish and achieve.

I hope you find the information you are looking for on our website and that it gives you a flavour of what is unique and special about our school. If you are considering whether Chenderit School is the right school for your child, please contact us for more information or, better still, arrange a visit to meet our staff and students and to experience our welcoming atmosphere, our sense of purpose and the wide variety of opportunities that Chenderit has to offer.

Jane Cartwright

Headteacher’s Blog

30 Sep 2022

This week has been a tremendously busy week.

Two HMI (His Majesty’s Inspectors) and two Ofsted inspectors visited on Tuesday and Wednesday and undertook a graded inspection of our school. This means that inspectors made judgements about the following:

• overall effectiveness
• quality of education
• behaviour and attitudes
• personal development
• leadership and management
• sixth-form provision

Governors and the Leadership Team have received comprehensive feedback and in due course we shall receive a full report. Unfortunately, we have been told that we are not able to share the outcomes just yet as the inspection is only considered complete when the final version of the inspection report has been sent to our school.

I would like to thank students and parents so much for the part you played in our inspection and am delighted that inspectors saw our school as it typically is.

Inspectors observed students at work in their lessons and spoke to many students during their 2 days with us. We have been told that students presented themselves well and were able to speak convincingly about what it is like to be a pupil at our school. Inspectors were particularly enthused by those students who they chose to speak to in small groups, without our staff present. Sixth form students were cited as being particularly impressive. I thank all students for your extensive contributions and parents for your ongoing support.

I am looking forward to sharing our final report with parents, students, staff and the wider community within 30 working days - I am proud to be headteacher of Chenderit School and am looking forward to the next phase of our work.

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Yesterday evening’s prospective parents’ evening went very well. The school looked vibrant, and we were able to show case our focused and productive learning environment . I would like to thank all staff and the very many students who were present to support us. Our students really are the most wonderful ambassadors for Chenderit and advocated so effectively for us. Again, thank you.

Jane Cartwright