The academy received a short visit from Ofsted on 7th November 2017. Here is a summary of the main findings:
"This school continues to be good. You have ensured, through appropriate training and well-understood policies, that staff across the school are consistent in their approaches. Leaders have purposefully been prescriptive in securing this consistency. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
Leaders have had an ongoing focus on continually improving teaching since the last inspection. This has been particularly successful in the early years, which has progressed from being an area for improvement at the last inspection to being a strength of the school. In mathematics, you have ensured that staff have a good understanding of what and how you want them to teach, such as ensuring the pupils have access to practical materials to support their understanding of concepts. Teachers consistently include in the tasks they set reasoning and problem solving at the right level of difficulty for different ability groups. All adults teach phonics in a consistent way, accurately modelling sounds and using the same terminology.
- Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:
- Teachers across the school consistently deepen pupils’ understanding and extend their thinking
- All adults are quick to spot when pupils are unsure and know how to help them to improve
- The range of effective approaches to improve teaching that have been put in place are fully embedded."
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