Burnt Mill head delighted at namecheck in major education report

Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 17th Dec 2013 at 10:41am

LAST WEEK, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilsher, produced his annual report on education in England. The report made for grim reading for some schools but there at the heart of the report was a great tribute to Burnt Mill Academy.

The report said: “The headteacher of Burnt Mill Academy in Essex provides exceptionally strong and effective leadership, which is driving the significant improvements seen in the academy.

“She has introduced rigorous systems for improving teaching and this is successful in promoting students’ excellent progress. She has also taken decisive action to address any inadequate teaching in the academy. All staff are dedicated to its further improvement and continued success.

“The senior leadership team are active in ensuring that the systems to track students’ progress are used quickly to spot all students who need extra help and making sure that appropriate intervention support is provided for them.

“The academy is using the pupil premium funding very effectively to provide extra help for designated pupils who are at risk of underachieving.”

YH went down to the school to gauge the reaction of the head and to get an update on how Ms Mills is supporting primary schools in Harlow as part of the Burnt Mill Academy Trust.

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