ISI Focused Compliance  and Educational Quality Inspection Report 

June 2023

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The ISI report is split into three main parts:

(i) Regulatory Compliance Inspection

Inspectors judge whether the school satisfies a huge range of standards (totalling over 200), ranging from safeguarding to premises and accommodation. The school must meet all these standards without exception. Tower House meets every single one of them.

(ii) The Quality of the Pupils’ Academic and Other Achievements
The inspectors apply one of the following descriptors to this area of the inspection: ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sound’ or ‘unsatisfactory’. Tower House was awarded EXCELLENT for Pupil's Academic and Other Achievements

(iii) The Quality of the Pupils’ Personal Development
The inspectors apply one of the following descriptors to this area of the inspection: ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sound’ or ‘unsatisfactory’. Tower House was awarded EXCELLENT for Personal Development of the pupils

Tower House is delighted to have been awarded Excellent across all categories in this latest report. We hope that you will take the time to read the full findings, however below are a few quotes to give the overall flavour of the report:

Academic and Other Achievements:

"The school successfully fulfils its aim to nurture academic excellence within a happy, stimulating and rich learning environment."

"Pupils are highly motivated and active participants in their own learning. They engage with high levels of focus in lessons...they undertake set tasks with enthusiasm achieving a high volume of work in lessons across all subjects." 

"Pupils' deep mathematical understanding for their age is strongly supported by teaching that encourages pupils to reflect on and explore different ways to undertake their calculations."

"Success is supported by a schoolwide culture of reading...Pupils writing skills are highly developed, showing a strong understanding of writing for different purposes."

"Pupils knowledge, skills and understanding are extensive for their age."

"Pupils are highly creative in the arts, as seen in the excellent standard of pupil art on display around the school."

"The excellent physical skills demonstrated by many pupils are supported by the wide range and high standard of sporting opportunities provided by school leaders."

Personal Development

"Pupils demonstrate strong self awareness for their age. [They] are thoughtful and considered decision-makers, often making appropriate choices in learning."

"Pupils social development is excellent. They recognise and admire one another's successes, understanding that each individual's different abilities will lead to alternative ways to achieve."

"Pupils have an acute awareness of their privilege."

"They show strong ethical consideration, recognising injustice and willingly engaging in activities to support ethical causes."

"I hear and forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand"