Kingsmoor Academy told to improve by Ofsted

Education: Secondary / Fri 5th Dec 2014 at 04:35pm

KINGSMOOR Academy has been told by Ofsted that it requires improvement following an inspection in November.

The report said that the senior leaders and governors have made improvements since the previous inspection but identified some areas that require further action.

Kingsmoor Academy’s policy for marking work is understood by the teachers but the quality of marking varies between year groups and sometimes teachers’ comments are not written in accurate English.

Teachers are trained and evaluated by leaders and a lot of information is gathered about their performance and what is good and what needs to improve.

However, this information is not being used in conjunction with pupils’ progress data and so is not giving an accurate view of teaching over time.

Too much emphasis is placed on the results of lesson observations, which are not consistent.

Ofsted said the Academy must further develop systems to monitor and improve teaching and learning to provide an accurate view of the quality of teaching over time.

The report also noted improvements the Academy has made in areas flagged at the previous inspection.

The Academy is addressing gaps in pupils’ knowledge and skills, with frequent opportunities to apply mathematical skills to real life problems and write at length.

Most pupils are hard working and well focused.

Kingsmoor Academy is seeking advice and training to deal with the small minority of pupils whose behaviour causes concern and sometimes disrupts lessons.

The report also noted that governors receive detailed and helpful information from the Academy.

Pre-employment safeguarding checks are made and recorded diligently and the Principal and members of the governing board regularly check this is being done.

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