Inspectors say school satisfactory

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A SUNDERLAND secondary is giving students a satsifactory education say school watchdogs.

Ofsted inspectors said Thornhill School Business and Enterprise College is satisfactory overall with some good aspects.

After a visit to the Thornholme Road school, the report by inspectors said the students behave well and act responsibly and attendance and punctuality are rapidly improving.

The report said: “The school is not yet good because teaching does not always meet the needs of students effectively, data is not used consistently or effectively in the planning or delivery of all lessons and inconsistencies remain in the use of assessment and feedback and provision of homework.”

The inspectors said the attainment of pupils is close to national averages and is well-supported by the curriculum’s breadth of courses and qualification routes.

They said: “The best lessons capture students’ interest effectively. Use of assessments helps to structure learning and intervention. This was particularly so in Years 10 and 11.”