Ofsted Praise Academy
The academy is still a good school with outstanding features. We have been praised for our strengths in personal development; behaviour and welfare and the safeguarding of our students.
Please see below for our recent Ofsted report. The report was published today following the visit by Ofsted to the academy on Tuesday 7th November. As we were already classified as a “good” school the visit aimed to simply evaluate whether this was still the case.
As you can see from the report we are still a “good school with outstanding features.” The report states clearly that our direction of travel is strong saying that “this is an improving school” indicating that we are close to overall being evaluated as an “outstanding” school. In particular, Ofsted agreed with our own self-evaluation that our student personal development and student behaviour and welfare (including safeguarding) was outstanding.
In addition to this, the report highlights many other strengths of the academy. These include the strong senior leadership; the good progress of all students including students in receipt of pupil premium funding. The report acknowledges strong levels of attendance; effective careers advice and the productive atmosphere for learning. Governance was seen as strong and the support from the Co-op Academies Trust was seen as highly effective; and finally the report stated that there is strong teaching in the school.
I am extremely proud to be the Principal of such an amazing academy. This report confirms that we have a dedicated staff; hardworking students; supportive parents and governors all of whom make this academy such a special place. We are pleased that Ofsted saw what we see every day.