Ofsted

Madani Girls' School (Whitechapel) was inspected by Ofsted on the 14-16 November 2017.

The school was overall judged to be "GOOD"

Alhamdulillah, Madani has successively been judged as good. The teaching is good and results are high including in subjects such as English, Maths and Science. The behaviour of pupils has been consistently praised. Madani is a safe and caring environment where pupils practice their faith, achieve high and are prepared for the next stage of life. All praise is to Allah Almighty and we ask Him to take us strength to strength.

Highlights from the report:

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is very strong.
Pupils achieve well and secure good outcomes overall, particularly by the end of key stage 4. Pupils’ results from their GCSE examinations, including in English and mathematics are consistently good.
Teachers have good subject knowledge. They use it well to give pupils clear and easy to follow explanations. They use a good range of resources and activities to engage pupils in their learning.
Pupils behave well, both in and out of lessons. They enjoy learning and take pride in their work. The school is calm and orderly at all times. Attendance is high.
Subject leaders have developed good skills and knowledge of how to raise standards in their own areas.
The curriculum is broad and balanced. It meets the needs of pupils and helps them prepare for their next steps.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Staff are trained well about the range of risks that could affect pupils at the school. They speak knowledgeably about what signs to look out for.
The wide range of pupils who spoke to inspectors reported that they feel safe at the school. They receive good opportunities to learn about how to stay safe. Pupils speak confidently about potential risks to their well-being and how to manage them, including when using new technologies and social media.
Parents ... feel that their children are safe and well cared for.
Teachers have good subject knowledge. They use it well to present their subjects in a motivating and interesting way.
Pupils have a range of opportunities to develop their speaking, writing and listening skills during lessons. This helps pupils to use the specialist vocabulary of their subjects well, particularly in subjects like science. Pupils have a secure knowledge and understanding of the topics that they study.
Relationships between teachers and their pupils is strong. Teachers have an enthusiastic and encouraging attitude. They manage behaviour well and keep pupils actively engaged and focused. Teachers make decisions in their planning that encourages pupils to take part in their learning, for example, in asking pupils to share their work with the class. Pupils are generally confident learners.
In line with the school’s policy, teachers regularly set homework. Pupils view homework as an important part of their learning. They take pride in completing it.
Pupils benefit from good careers advice and guidance. Pupils at key stage 4 receive a wide range of impartial information about their next steps
The school effectively supports pupils in learning how to manage their physical and emotional well-being. Pupils have a good understanding of the different types of bullying. They reported without question that bullying was rare. One pupil summed up the school’s zero tolerance approach to bullying when she said, ‘morally no one would watch another pupil suffer.’
The behaviour of pupils is good.
Pupils behave well in classrooms and around the building. They treat the school building and its facilities with respect. They are calm and orderly throughout the school day.
Pupils are kind and supportive to each other
Pupils take pride in their work. Their work is typically well presented. Pupils are keen to do well during their time at the school.
Pupils attain well by the end of key stage 4. Their GCSE examination results in both 2016 and 2017 for most subjects are high when compared to the national average. This includes English, mathematics and science.
Pupils’ English skills are particularly strong. They read, write and speak with confidence. They enjoy reading aloud. When pupils write, they use subject specific concepts and vocabulary well, for example, in science.
Numeracy skills are effectively developed.
Leaders track pupils’ progress carefully, particularly at key stage 4 ... Teachers use successful after school intervention classes to provide support to pupils to help them catch up.
Current pupils across the school, including disadvantaged pupils, are making good progress from their starting points in a wide range of subjects.
Overall, pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

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We moved from BSI to Ofsted in 2016. We were inspected by Ofsted on 16 September 2016.

Inspection found  the school meets all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection

Alhamdulillah, the maintained its "Good" rating and we pray that Allah Almighty take us from strength to strength.

Highlights from the report:

Pupils told the inspector that teachers always include you and make you feel welcome. One pupil commented, ‘Here everyone is special and whatever our background, we are all humans.’
Schemes of work for citizenship include activities that develop pupils’ ability to distinguish between right and wrong.
The behaviour policy is focused on pupils achieving the highest levels of personal conduct.
The school’s anti-bullying policy is comprehensive and sets out clear expectations for staff, parents and pupils with respect to managing all types of bullying.
assessment system produces very clear and helpful reports for parents and carers on their child’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.
[Pupils] are good humoured and polite towards each other, staff and visitors.
The school’s facilities meet requirements and are more than adequate for the number and age range of pupils on roll.
Leaders actively promote the well-being and safety of pupils.

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We were inspected by the Bridge School Inspectorate (BSI) on behalf of Ofsted on the 26-29 January 2015.

The school was overall judged to be "GOOD"

Highlights from the report:

The curriculum is broad and covers all the required areas of learning for independent schools.
[The school] gives them first-hand knowledge of public institutions in England and how they work.
The quality of teaching and learning overall is good, with an example of outstanding practice; this is a significant improvement since the last inspection.
The increased number of qualified teachers and those with relevant experience is contributing to good subject knowledge, which helps improve the quality of the teaching and pupils’ learning. Lessons are well planned with appropriate tasks to broaden pupils’ knowledge and understanding.
By the end of Key Stage 4, GCSE results have improved over the past three years and for 2014 results, the proportion of pupils gaining 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and mathematics.
Pupils are taught Qur’an by specialist teachers and the impact of this on increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the Qu’ran is clear. In an outstanding Qur’an lesson pupils showed growing self-confidence and their willingness to use their own initiative when they were asked to identify the rules of tajweed. Beautiful recitation by the subject teacher was listened to with utmost courtesy and pupils applied excellent understanding, demonstrating excellent progress in the lesson.
Daily activities contribute to pupils’ good spiritual development.
The school encourages pupils to behave well and to act in a responsible manner.
The school works hard to encourage good character.
Pupils have a clear understanding of their own culture and a growing respect for other cultures.
Pupils at the school are well cared for and the pupils report that they are happy at school and feel safe.
The behaviour of pupils is good and teachers create a safe, calm and orderly learning environment.
The school building is Grade II listed and was originally designed as a school and meets the needs of the school’s current curriculum.

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