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The Mosslands School - A Technology College is celebrating a successful Ofsted report for its design and technology department.

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A WIRRAL technology college is celebrating a successful Ofsted report for its design and technology department.

Ofsted visited the boys-only comprehensive Mosslands School in February to assess the department for the first time.

It awarded the school "good" in every category – which headteacher Mark Rodaway said is a major achievement.

He said: "We are very pleased with the report. It recognises everyone’s hard work over the past few years to galvanise the school and increase the quality of education for all our pupils. 

"The Mosslands is historically located in an area of economic disadvantage, and we also have a high percentage of pupils with special educational needs.

"However, we encourage students of all abilities to choose an educational path that is right for them, be it academic or practical.

"For those who are more technically gifted for example we are working with organisations such as Unilever and Mersey Maritime Group to provide practical learning opportunities. We hope that this gives them a solid background to enter the workplace ‘oven ready’."

The Ofsted report said that pupils ‘demonstrate good reasoning skills’, and that ‘learning moves at a brisk pace with slick routines that ensure no time is wasted’.

It praised the design and technology teachers for their "good understanding’" and said that head of faculty Glyn Jones "has a clear vision and dedication to developing the subject".

Mr Rodaway added: "The inspector recognised the high quality of teaching at The Mosslands School and the fact that our pupils work well and enjoy their lessons. This is reflected by the fact that over the past three years we have seen a 20 per cent rise in pupils gaining five A* to C GCSEs."

The school’s last Ofsted report in May 2009 described The Mosslands as "rapidly improving, providing a good quality of education".