HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) published a report on the inspection of St Maurice’s High School in September 2006. Working with the school, the education authority prepared an action plan indicating how they would address the main points for action identified in the original HMIE inspection report.
HM Inspectors revisited the school in June 2008 to assess the extent to which the school was continuing to improve the quality of its work, and to evaluate progress made in responding to the main points for action in the initial report.
The education authority had provided helpful support for the school’s efforts to improve its performance further. The staff teams for pastoral and support for learning had been extended. The school had improved its curriculum options process to allow pupils greater choice. Commendably, the proportion of pupils attaining appropriate national levels of attainment by the end of S2 had improved. Pupils at S4 to S6 were now performing better than, or in line with schools with similar characteristics1. The school had made significant improvements to the provision and use of information and communications technology (ICT) to support learning and teaching. Staff had benefited from a range of in-house training and opportunities to share good practice. Approaches to quality assurance were now more systematic and rigorous. The school, supported by the education authority, had demonstrated a good capacity for improvement.