Teign School


Name Teign School
Website http://www.teignschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 30 January 2019
Address Chudleigh Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3JG
Phone Number 01626366969
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 943 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.2
Academy Sponsor Education South West
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 7.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persisitent Absence 15.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Teign School is part of Education South West multi-academy trust. Education South West was formed on 1 January 2017 through the merger of two existing multi- academy trusts, Academies South West and Templer Academy Schools Trust. Teign School shares the sixth-form provision with Coombeshead Academy. Teign School is slightly larger than the average-sized secondary school. There is a greater proportion of pupils with SEND and pupils who have an education, health and care plan than is seen nationally. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders have not evaluated the impact of pupil premium effectively. As a result, disadvantaged pupils are not making as much progress as their peers in school or nationally. Leaders have not used the Year 7 catch-up funding effectively to improve the mathematical knowledge of pupils who enter secondary school below the expected standard. Outcomes have been significantly below average for the past three years for pupils doing the examinations at the end of key stage 4. Improvement has not been enough since the results in 2017. Too many teachers are not planning effectively and so are not meeting the needs of different groups of pupils fully: the most able, disadvantaged pupils and boys. Pupils are not receiving a broad enough curriculum in their personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. This leaves them less secure about such things as the influence of extremism as they move forward into post- 16–18 provision. The school has the following strengths The headteacher has raised expectations in the school. She and the leadership team are good role models for staff and pupils. They lead by example and have created a culture of respect and tolerance. There are positive relationships among leaders, staff and pupils. As a result, teaching has improved as well as behaviour. Trustees have managed turbulent times in staffing with professionalism and skill. They have kept pupils’ learning at the heart of their decisions. Leaders have a secure understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Leaders at all levels are ambitious for the school. They have communicated this well to parents and carers and pupils alike. There is a growing respect among the community for the new leadership, which bodes well for the future. The sixth form is providing a strong platform for students to learn successfully before their post-18 choices begin.