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posted 29 Jul 2013, 02:20 by Google Google   [ updated 29 Jul 2013, 02:30 by Web Admin ]

“GOOD” – Ofsted

Aylward Academy, is delighted to announce that they have just been graded as a “Good” Academy in all categories in their latest Ofsted report.  Aylward Academy opened in 2010 and in a short amount of time the Academy has moved up from a school that had a “Notice to Improve”, (grade 4) to an Academy that is now “Good” (grade 2). The staff and pupils are extremely proud of this huge improvement and are determined to keep up the hard work to ensure Ofsted, when they return, find the Academy to be an “Outstanding” institution.

In the latest Ofsted inspection the report confirms that, “Students are well motivated in their learning and their behaviour is good” (Ofsted November 2012).  They also stated that, “Teachers plan well-structured lessons in line with students’ abilities and this adds to their enjoyment of learning” (Ofsted November 2012).

In addition to this fantastic report the Academy is due to have an 11 million pound building programme ready for handover in February 2014.  This will see the Windmill Road site transformed into a vibrant, high-tech learning environment, which pupils, staff and the local community can use to further their education.

The Academy continues to see an improvement in results, especially students gaining A and A* at G.C.S.E. and consistently records a 100% pass rate at ‘A’ level.

Leadership and Management of the Academy was highly praised within the report. The Ofsted team found that, “The improving trend in students’ results shows that the Academy has the necessary expertise to make achievement and teaching outstanding” (Ofsted November 2012).

Jonathan Gillard, Principal of Aylward Academy, is delighted that the Inspectors confirm that the Academy is now well placed to become outstanding.  He said, “The report demonstrates the amazing students and staff we have here at the Academy.  Both students and staff work hard to achieve their goals and it is rewarding to see this has now been acknowledged by Ofsted”

To view the full report please follow the link below: