- Have a common understanding of what the standards and expectations of NTS are
- Be ‘on-board’ in terms of acting on these standards and expectations. (Uniform, behaviour, equipment, manners.)
- Ofsted, May 2013
Nothing that happens at NTS does so by accident. The impeccable behaviour of our pupils (Ofsted’s phrasing, not mine), their politeness and good manners, their achievement (academic and extra-curricular) are all down to sheer hard work — theirs and ours. The standards we have fought hard to maintain have been established over many years by the commitment of a dedicated team of professionals.
The local context (a small industrial town in rural northern Cumbria) is, perhaps, not one you might associate with academic excellence and yet we were the first secondary school in the county to have been judged “outstanding” by Ofsted under their new framework.
You will probably want to see for yourself what we have to offer and, to this end, I would be delighted to show you around.
Sam Northwood, MA, MEd
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The Nelson Thomlinson School was the first Cumbrian secondary school to be judged “outstanding” under the new Ofsted framework.
Ofsted, May 2013
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It is crucial that, as we continue to develop as a school, we retain the atmosphere and environment that is ‘NTS.’
We call it NTS-ness.
We expect to ‘NTS’ all new members of our community. Staff and students need to understand why we are special, how we achieved this and recognise that it is not a ‘given’. To this end, we want everyone to have pride in ‘NTS-ness’.