Ofsted last inspected Leasowes High School on 1-2 December 2015, the inspection report is below:
- Good: Overall effectiveness.
- Good: Effectiveness of leadership and management.
- Good: Quality of teaching, learning and assessment.
- Good: Personal development, behaviour and welfare.
- Good: Outcomes for pupils.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a GOOD school:
The headteacher and other leaders have transformed the quality of education that the school provides since the last inspection.
Leaders’ high expectations and rigorous checks on the quality of provision have resulted in good teaching, learning and assessment.
Senior leaders in the school have successfully created a shared vision to ‘aspire and achieve’. Expectations of what pupils can achieve have risen and the school is improving rapidly.
Teachers plan lessons that consist of engaging and interesting learning activities that create conditions in which pupils are eager to learn.
The governing body challenges and supports the school well and has made a strong contribution to recent improvements.
Working relationships between pupils and teachers are highly effective and support learning well. Pupils are making good progress in most subjects, including English and mathematics.
Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite, respectful and courteous. They are proud of their school.
The proportion of pupils achieving good GCSE grades, including in English and mathematics, is improving. Pupils feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe in a wide variety of situations.
Staff, pupils and parents think that personal development and welfare are real strengths of the school, and inspectors agree.