Ofsted – Quotes from the April 2017 Ofsted report – This school continues to be good. || The leadership team has restored the good quality of education in the school || Pupils [are] responding well to the new direction in which you are taking the school || Pupils are now making better progress than was the case previously. || Published results for Temple Moor High School last year do not reflect the progress currently seen in the pupils’ work || Pupils who come to Temple Moor High School are very positive about the changes you have brought about in a short period of time || Drive to improve pupils’ general literacy and numeracy skills is now enabling pupils to access other subjects with more confidence. || [The school has] maintained choice for those who still want to follow a more vocational route || Retention rates from Year 12 to Year 13 are strong. || Teachers are becoming more skilled at targeting different approaches to maximise the progress these pupils make. || Pupils’ behaviour around school is generally good and they appear courteous to visitors, staff and their peers. – Ofsted 2017

Temple Moor continues to be a ‘Good’ school

You will be pleased, as we all are at the School, that our recent Ofsted inspection recognises the work we have done, so far, to restore the School’s overall effectiveness judgement as ‘Good’. Most pleasing is the reaction of the students here at the School. They are “very positive about the changes” we have brought about and they welcome “the increased challenges and higher expectations of them by their teachers” (Ofsted, April 2017).

But, there is so much more we can, and will, do to improve the School still further and that piece of work has already begun. This inspection simply provides us with a clear focus as to where we can take the School next. We are already heavily oversubscribed, we have ambitious plans to secure our school improvement priorities and we are financially stable. This all adds up to us being the School of choice in the local community and we intend to strengthen that position in the coming years. I look forward to working with parents in the coming months in sharing our vision for Temple Moor High School. A vision I hope you will fully contribute to and then help deliver to ensure success for all the young people that attend and thrive at Temple Moor High School.

Click here to see the report.

Best wishes

Matthew West
BA (Hons); MA; NPQH

Message from the Principal

In the time I have been at the school I have come to realise that Temple Moor High School (TMHS) is a fantastic place to work and learn. We are not just any old school; we are a thriving, dynamic and forward looking school community, not frightened of change and fully prepared for the challenges that lie ahead for us as a school. As the Principal I am proud, and honoured, to lead the staff and students at the school through its next stage, onwards and upwards, to greater heights in the future. However, I fully recognise that continual change can be unsettling for some. But be rest assured that the changes we enact are singularly designed to give the young people here the very best life chances.  For all of us connected to this great school, we should view these changes, and improvements ahead, with a real sense of positive anticipation and high self-confidence.

I encourage you to find out more about the school and, in particular, if you are a parent visiting this website, please get in touch with us here, we welcome your positive input into the future of the school. More importantly though, we need your support, and your commitment, to help us make this school a “centre for excellence” in the community.

I firmly believe that relationships between teachers, students, parents and guardians are the bedrock to the success of a school. All of us working together can ensure that students enjoy their time at TMHS, make excellent progress and leave us as considerate, well-qualified, confident young people; ready to take on the challenges of modern society.

Every TMHS teacher is committed to delivering the very best teaching and learning, in order that all students can improve their academic and personal outcomes. This is supported by an extensive extra-curricular programme at the school. Subsequently, our students are happy and developing quickly as independent, aspirant learners who themselves want to make a difference.

I very much hope you find our website informative and you are able to gain an insight into the amazing experiences, and successes, our students enjoy here. I also hope to speak with you in the future and I thank you for your interest in the school.

Matthew West
B.A. (Hons), M.A., N.P.Q.H.