25th Nov, 2017

Grace Academy comes out of special measures following Ofsted inspection

Shaun Reynolds 5th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STAFF and students from Grace Academy are celebrating after coming out of special measures following an Ofsted report published on Monday.

The Academy’s focus on strengthening senior leadership helped it to improve in all categories of effectiveness – leading to higher standards of teaching and behaviour and higher achievements for students.

Ofsted identified that ‘the staff in the Academy care deeply for the well-being of the pupils and the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils is given a high profile’.

The report also said that ‘students behaved impeccably when listening to their peers’.

Colin Boxall, principal at Grace Academy, said: “As we are one of the few schools in Coventry with a three-year trend of improvement, this is a good first step.

“We will continue to seek the highest standards for our students to ensure this continues.

“We are also extremely proud of the fact that our students told inspectors they feel safe in the Academy – stating that bullying is rare.

“It was pleasing inspectors identified that we have effective programmes in place to develop and support new teachers and trainees to ensure we continue to develop the very best teaching and learning environment.”

A Year Six open evening will be held on Tuesday (March 8) from 3.30pm until 6.30pm at Grace Academy Coventry, Wigston Road, Coventry CV2 2RH.

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