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Ofsted Inspection Update September 2016

As you will know Iceni Academy had their official Ofsted Inspection on 6/7th July 2016 and I am delighted to be able to tell you that Ofsted have graded us, as follows, in the key areas:

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management – Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Good

Outcomes for pupils – Good

Early Years provision – Good

16-19 study programmes – Requires Improvement

These grades mean that we are officially now a Good academy, with capacity to become Outstanding. A copy of their report can found here

This is a significant achievement for Iceni Academy pupils, teaching and learning staff and governors.  We have never, in the history of the academy or in the predecessor school had such a high grade and I am incredibly proud of the dedication and commitment of everyone involved.

Ofsted recognised that ‘school leaders are ambitious.  They want the school to become outstanding and they are doing the right things to achieve this.’  They also concluded that ‘the quality of teaching has risen sharply’ and that the academy’s ‘work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.’ Inspectors were most impressed with the behaviour in both the primary and secondary sites, noting that it is ‘impeccable’  They were also pleased to see that pupils’ outcomes were now broadly in line with national averages in most key stages.  Although, there is still work to do in the Sixth Form, the inspection team identified that ‘leaders are providing 16-19 study programmes that have improved significantly.’  I am delighted that Iceni Hockwold’s achievements have been recognised and that pupils there could not find a single thing to improve!

I would like to thank all my learning and teaching staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Academy is now Good and we will now focus our efforts on an Outstanding judgement at the next inspection.  I would also like to thank our pupils who are marvellous ambassadors of the academy.

Finally, I would like to thank you – parents and carers – for ensuring that your children come to the academy with the right attitude to learning.

Congratulations to all!