Headteacher’s Weekly Message

Last week the Government published its league tables and the finalised progress scores for all schools. The combination of our most recent Ofsted inspection and our three year average progress score means that we have been included in the Top 100 Performing / Improving Schools in the country 2020. I will share the publication once this has been released but this is a moment to celebrate. Our three year average progress score is +0.36 and the 2019 progress score for students who had been at SET Ixworth since Year 7 is +0.48. The national average is -0.03; and the average across Suffolk is -0.02.

It is often unnoticed, but the work of Trustees and Local Advisory Board members is voluntary and carries significant responsibility. Trustees and LAB members put in countless hours and have significant legal responsibility for the running of our School. These volunteers at SET Ixworth are brilliant and very much aligned to the core vision and ethos of our School. I am regularly very heavily challenged by them to ensure that SET Ixworth is the best it possibly can be and I am grateful to them for this. You can find out more about their work here: https://www.ixworthschool.org.uk/us/governing-body/

Finally, I would like to thank you for continued support. Students have worked really hard over this half-term and achieved personal success. I know Year 11 will have lots of studying to do over the half-term but I also hope that you have some time to spend together and have a restful holiday.

Mr M Barrow
SET Ixworth School