Parkwood E-ACT Academy is officially rated a ‘Good’ school, receiving praise from Ofsted across all categories.
The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (who are more commonly known as Ofsted) inspect and regulate academies and schools throughout England.
We are delighted that Parkwood E-ACT Academy has received an overall Good rating from Ofsted, with praise across all four inspection categories: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, leadership and management. Furthermore, Ofsted inspectors have described the academy’s senior leadership and student progress in their report as ‘outstanding’.
A ‘Good’ school
The inspectors noted that the academy provides all students with a ‘good quality of education’. Importantly, inspectors also noted that there is clear evidence that achievement will continue to rise over the coming years. Senior leadership was described as ‘outstanding’ and a key driver of the academy’s latest successes. Praise was also reserved for E-ACT who were said to be ‘exerting a very effective strategic influence over the academy which is supporting continued improvement’.
“I am very pleased indeed at the progress that Parkwood E-ACT Academy has been making. This is a tribute to all the staff, to the hard work of pupils and to the commitment and support of parents”.
Where students achieve and make ‘outstanding progress’
Inspectors were particularly impressed by the ‘fast, effective and sustained progress’ made by students. Overall achievement was considered to be good and in some cases ‘exceptional’. This means that the academy now has a value-added score that places it in the top 5% of secondary schools in the country for student progress.
Student behaviour and quality of teaching are ‘Good’
Ofsted also praised the positive and harmonious atmosphere that exists at Parkwood. Student behaviour is rated as ‘Good’, and the academy was praised for having created a ‘vibrant climate for learning and a positive ethos’ that is based on ‘excellent’ relationships between students and staff.
The rate of student improvement is ‘faster than that seen nationally’
Ofsted rated the academy’s senior leadership as ‘outstanding’ and praised E-ACT for their pivotal role in setting overall strategic direction. We are proud to be accelerating towards Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ status.
Moving from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ right across the board is a great step forward and I know will be a driving force and motivator to continuing the upward lift of standards, of achievement and therefore the life chances of young people in the community that I care so much about.”