It was noted during the inspection that the pandemic has caused Leaders’ plans to raise the profile of reading to slow. Leaders and the inspectors were in mutual agreement that, with the return to face-to-face learning, promoting reading and improving literacy should remain the school’s priority.
Executive Headteacher and Head of School for Medina College, Matthew Parr-Burman, said “I am pleased that the remote monitoring inspection acknowledges the hard work of staff and governors in continuing to provide education throughout the coronavirus pandemic and that our strengths were recognised.
We are delighted that students have now been able to return to school for face-to-face learning. We are already in the process of implementing our plans to promote reading and look forward to sharing more information with parents about our library staffing and provision and the actions we are taking to encourage reading and provide targeted support where necessary.”