Following the inspection in March 2016, the school was visited by HMI Malcolm Kirtley, an Ofsted Inspector, on 27th January 2017 in order to review the progress that was being made. He concluded that, “Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent Section 5 inspection in order to become a good school.”
During his visit, Mr. Kirtley met with the Chair of Governors, the Headteacher, senior and middle leaders to discuss the actions taken to improve the school. He also observed students’ learning, looked at students’ books and folders and spoke to students about their learning.
He described the school as “balancing swift actions required to lead change alongside longer term developments to improve the quality of teaching and learning” and commented that “Year 11 pupils are making better progress in mathematics and science and key groups identified at the last inspection, including pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium, are achieving better outcomes.”
The report evidences the positive actions taken since our last inspection and the commitment of everyone at Woodham Academy to drive improvement.
You can read HMI Kirtley’s full report here.
A copy of the Inspection Report March 2016 here.
View the Ofsted website here.