Research and analysis

From coasting to soaring: Highlands School

This publication was withdrawn on 26 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Highlands School used strong and decisive leadership to become outstanding.



In October 2007 Highlands School was judged to be satisfactory with weaknessess in the quality and consistency of leadership, management, and teaching and learning in all subjects. This example shows how strong and decisive leadership at all levels, coupled with a clear strategic direction, have driven rapid improvement culminating in an outstanding judgement four years later.