Charles Read Academy, Corby Glen, shows ‘clear improvements’, says OFSTED report

Good OFSTED Report at The Charles Read School. 073D
Good OFSTED Report at The Charles Read School. 073D
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The principal of Charles Read Academy says the Corby Glen school is ‘on the up’ following its latest OFSTED report.

While the report said the school ‘had good capacity to improve’, Ali Story said it ‘had been graded good overall’.

Mrs Story said: “Although the academy is below average in terms of examination results, the inspection team acknowledge that results were on an upward trend based on examinations already taken and current school data.

“The inspectors acknowledged that the quality of teaching is improving with new measures having already been put in place this academic year. The inspectors also commented on the clear improvements in teaching evidenced over the last two years.”

The report says improvements are needed in pupils’ achievements, the quality of teaching, and the behaviour and safety of pupils. It says leadership and management are good.

It says the strengths of the school can be seen in the progress made by students in lessons and in developing good literacy skills. It says the academy has made “clear improvements in teaching over the last two years” and that “excellent leadership and extensive team working have resulted in a range of improvements since September 2012.” It goes on to say “The academy has a good capacity to improve.”

Mrs Story was credited with “excellent leadership and high expectations that have resulted in strong improvements in the short time that she has been in post.”

School governors were seen as a strong point of the academy, meeting their reponsibilities, including safeguarding and using their specialist knowledge to help the school improve by working in different areas to drive the academy forward.

Mrs Story said: “I am very pleased that all the hard work by staff and students has been recognised and we look forward to our results this summer.”