The pupils are outstanding! High praise for Stewards

stewardsTHE FANTASTIC IMPROVEMENTS made by Stewards Academy were acknowledged by Ofsted after placing the school in the “Good” with outstanding features.

The report made particular stress on the students behaviour and manners which the government watchdog rated as “Outstanding”.

The comments made by Ofsted were:

1. Students achieve well. They reach average standards by the end of Year 11. This represents good progress in relation to their starting points which are below and sometimes well below average. The development of students’ literacy skills is particularly good.

2. The progress of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is good. Students who are in the early stages of learning English also make good progress.

3.In an increasing number of lessons, teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and students respond well to the encouragement provided in lessons.

4.The academy makes effective use of the pupil premium to help eligible students. This has narrowed the gap in their attainment with their classmates

5.Behaviour is exemplary. Students have very positive attitudes towards learning and each
other. They feel safe, attend regularly and are extremely proud to belong to a community
they refer to as a family.

6.Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptional. The academy
places great importance on this feature of their education. They are articulate, caring and well-
adjusted young people who can offer much to British society.

7.Leaders and governors have an accurate view of the academy’s strengths and remaining
needs. Determined actions have improved teaching and raised standards since the academy opened.

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