Potter Street Academy comes in for criticism by Ofsted
Education: Secondary / Mon 25th May 2015 am31 10:03am
The school was recently inspected by the government watchdog and although they described behaviour and early years provision as good, they made a number of criticisms of the school.
The report stated;
Teaching is not yet consistently good. Not all pupils are making consistently good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
Progress within some year groups has slowed. Leaders have not yet resolved this problem.
Teachers do not carefully and accurately assess what pupils are doing in class. This means they do not adapt their teaching in the classroom to help pupils to make even better progress.
Although the academy has strong systems to assess progress regularly, a few teachers do not use this information well enough to accelerate pupils’ progress.
New teachers to the academy are not supported well enough in becoming fully established.
The management of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is not yet good. As a result, these pupils are not yet making consistently good progress.
The mathematics curriculum is not yet fully developed. It does not help pupils to use what they already know to solve mathematical problems or apply their skills and understanding across different subjects.
Teachers do not plan carefully how to use all the adults working in the classroom so that all pupils benefit from their support.
The academy does not effectively manage and evaluate the work of the large number of teaching assistants it employs.