We are so pleased to be able to share with you the latest news from our Ofsted inspections across the family. Whilst we still have some final reports to be published, here is some fantastic news about Oasis Academy Aspinal and Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe.
Oasis Academy Aspinal
Praised as a ‘school transformed’ OA Aspinal has now been judged ‘Good’ with outstanding early years provision. This is an exceptional result for the Academy as their previous inspection in Mark 2015 resulted in a categorisation of ‘Requires Improvement’.
Reflecting upon the outcome Angela Sweeting is ‘delighted by this report from Ofsted, which reflects the progress Oasis Academy Aspinal has made in the past two years’.
“I am especially grateful to our pupils’ parents who have been so supportive, and to our staff team whose dedication to the pupils is nothing short of inspirational.”
In their extensive report, Ofsted commented:
- ‘Leaders and governors have taken positive and rapid action since the previous inspection in all aspects of school life. They have transformed the school.’
- ‘The head teacher is a driving force for improvement. She has developed a team of capable and enthusiastic senior and middle leaders who are clear what they need to do to provide the best education for pupils. This means the school has good capacity to improve further.’
- ‘In 2016 pupils in Year 6 exceeded expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. They made such good progress they were among the best in the country.’
- ‘Children in the early years receive an outstanding start to their education. They make very strong progress. Teachers challenge all children to do their best.’
Oasis Academy Ryelands
In the three years since the school's last inspection under the local authority, OA Ryelands has transformed. Expectations are higher and pupil progress has taken off. The Academy has evidenced 'Outstanding' leadership and management, 'Outstanding' personal devleopment and behaviour and 'Good' teaching and learning, outcomes for pupils and early years provision.
Ofsted explain that:
- “The principal has been instrumental, through his decisive and inspirational leadership, in rapidly improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes. He sets very high expectations for staff and pupils alike.”
- “Oasis Community Learning, via the regional director, supports improvement highly effectively by holding leaders to account in an exceptionally thorough and robust manner.”
- “Standards are rising rapidly. In 2016, pupils achieved above national averages for attainment and progress at the excepted standard in reading, writing and maths in Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2 also showed substantial improvement.”
- “Pupils behaviour is exemplary. They are polite and respectful and show a strong understanding of inclusion and diversity.”
Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe
Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe had a Section 8 inspection at the start of the month and have shown to be taking ‘effective action towards the removal of special measures.’ After spending two days at the Academy Ofsted are happy with the progress made at OA Nunsthorpe and sounding positive about the future of the Academy.
In their findings Ofsted said:
- ‘[Leaders] have effectively supported teachers across the whole school to improve their practice through focused professional development staff meetings and the provision of coaching sessions targeted on the needs of individual staff.”
- ‘Progress in reading and writing is beginning to accelerate in those classes where teachers have remained constant.’
- ‘Pupils’ behaviour has rapidly improved since the last inspection. School is calm and orderly and pupils are responding very well to whole-school systems that now consistently promote pupils’ good behaviour.’
- ‘As a result of improved leadership in the early years, the proportion of children on track to achieve a good level of development is much better when compared to children leaving the early years last year.’
Some fantastic results for each of our Academies – well done to everyone involved.