The Academy recently underwent an OFSTED monitoring visit to evaluate progress since our last inspection. The visit was Liverpool’s first “no-notice” OFSTED monitoring visit and the inspection team was quick to praise the readiness of staff and students in co-operating with their requirements and providing all of the necessary paper work and information.
These visits will become more and more common across the whole country as part of OFSTED and the government’s drive to improve school performance.
We are pleased to report that the Academy came out of the process in a very positive light. Some of the key obseravtions indicated that our “Ready to Learn” programme is really paying dividends in terms of progress, student motivation and attitudes around the Academy.
The inspection team found:
“Most significantly the 5 A*-C measure is now significantly above the national average.”
“Results from English and Mathematics examinations put the Academy in a stronger position than it was this time last year.”
“Expectations have been raised and this has already shown impact in results.”
“Inspectors found the behaviour around the Academy to be orderly and polite.”
The Academy has raised expectations of behaviour [and] students report a more harmonious community.”