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Ofsted recognises excellence

Posted on: March 20th 2017

IMG 9578websmallWe are delighted to be able to share the results of our recent Ofsted inspection with the Alton community. The two inspectors really did capture the essence of our school when they were with us. They were both experienced Headteachers and, as such, were clear about the strengths of our school. Their summary captures our distinctive ethos - one where all students are provided with “high quality and challenging education ... regardless of their ability or circumstances”. They could see that students are stretched and challenged, enabling them to be successful. The Inspectors were able to confirm verbally that areas of the school are Outstanding and they commented on the “caring and stimulating culture [which] encourages all pupils to do their best”.

Speaking about the inspection, Mrs Liz Wylie, Headteacher, commented “It is a great reflection on our hard work and I am pleased for our students, staff, parents and Governors who all contribute to make our school such a flourishing environment. With this up to date endorsement from Ofsted, we will continue to provide every student with an education for life.”

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Amery Hill students turn reporters for the day
Posted on: 22/03/2017

Amery Hill students turn reporters for the day

Amery Hill School hosted its fourth annual BBC School Report event this month, with 30 students experiencing what it is like to be a journalist for the day. The students worked in small groups and had the chance to research some interesting topics as well as learn the techniques of constructing and conducting a good interview. The reports covered a variety of topics, from the serious issues of a lack of diversity in the media and stereotypes about specific groups of people, to a more humorous representation of Donald Trump and his leadership style.  Speaking about the day, student reporter Alisha Frost said “For the fourth year in a row, this exciting day was planned and led by Mrs Winch, Head of Media Studies. To give us a real feel for what it would be like to work for a newspaper, live BBC news reports were actively displayed during the time, adding to the experience.” Students had the chance to develop their journalism skills, carrying out research, interviews and filming during the course of the day. Alisha added, “It was a fun day filled with exciting experiences for all!  On a personal note, I feel privileged to have taken part in this amazing opportunity for three years in a row and hope it continues for many more years to come.” Many of the students are core members of the school’s reporting team and have been instrumental in launching the student newspaper, ‘The Amery Quill’. We are looking forward to the next edition of their thought-provoking newspaper which will feature their articles and interviews from the BBC School Report Day. Click here to visit our BBC School ReportView Article