Kings Ash Academy Ofsted Report – July 2016
School Inspectors have recognised the quality of provision and very good outcomes across the majority of the school and in particular the Nursery and Early Years and Foundation Stage.
They have judged leadership and management to be good and commented on the drive and determination of school leaders to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality. Ofsted stated: “The vision and determination of the Headteacher has generated a strong caring ethos. Pupils learning is improving quickly and there is now a culture of higher expectations.”
Inspectors found that the school received very good levels of challenge and support by members of the Trust Board and in particular the CEO Jane English.
Inspectors also found that behaviour of pupils was good and that behaviour had improved since the last inspection. Pupils were well behaved, keen to learn and supportive of each other.
Inspectors recognise that many children arrive at school with speech, language and communication skills that are below that expected nationally. They recognise that the school works hard to ensure that children make good progress in order to catch up with their peers elsewhere. However, teaching, learning and assessment require further improvement to ensure more pupils leave Kings Ash Academy achieving age related expectations.
A copy of the full inspection report, a summary for parents and letter for parents is available by clicking on the links below.