In March 2015 Ofsted published a report exploring how well non-selective secondary schools meet the needs of their most able pupils.
The introduction to the report, on the.gov.uk website, states: “Ofsted’s findings demonstrate that too little has been done by schools to address the concerns raised in the previous report”. In other words, our most able students in non-selective schools are still not being challenged to achieve the highest levels of scholarship. However, this report also recognises examples of good practice that prove the barriers to high achievement, especially for the disadvantaged most able students, can be overcome.
Ofsted Report on Most Able Students (March 2015)Ofsted (June 2013) The most able students: Are they doing as well as they should in our non-selective secondary schools > Ofsted (March 2015) The most able students: an update on progress since June 2012 >
Achievement of pupils - what governors need to knowAchievement of pupils - what governors need to know >