Outstanding Ofsted for Midhurst Rother College

Head teacher Dr Vitagliano and Lord Adonis ouside Midhurst Rother College
Head teacher Dr Vitagliano and Lord Adonis ouside Midhurst Rother College

Head teacher Dr Joe Vitagliano said he is ‘absolutely delighted’ with the achievement.

The academy, which achieved a satisfactory inspection in 2009 has shown its metal by achieving outstanding in every category.

Dr Joe Vitagliano, head teacher, said: “We are absolutely delighted about the news.

“This is an achievement that everyone associated with the college can be proud of. At our first Ofsted inspection as an academy we were told we were satisfactory, with some key areas already being outstanding at this early point. However, our job was to convert all judgements to this standard. We knew that to become totally outstanding would require a relentless focus on improvement which I am delighted to say has resulted in this outcome less than two years later.

The Ofsted report stated: “The college has a culture of improvement, based on rigorous self-evaluation and improvement plans. A high degree of collaboration between staff, and a culture in which each student is an individual, is at the heart of everything the college does”.

For the full story and an interview with Dr Vitagliano, see this Thursday’s Observer (May 23).