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Academy celebrates outstanding report

By Lucy Todman | Tenbury Wells | Ofsted reports | Published:

A newly formed academy has turned itself around just four years after being placed in special measures.

Students and staff at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy have been celebrating being ranked outstanding for personal development, behaviour and welfare and good in every other category.

In 2013 the school, then known as Tenbury High School, was placed in special measures after an inspection.

The report, which was released this month, credits school leaders, governors, staff, students, and parents for all playing a key part in the quality of the school, and also says that Ormiston Academies Trust offers strong and effective support as the sponsor, helping create a positive learning environment and culture.

In their report inpsectors said: “Leaders, governors and staff are ambitious for the school and aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils. They have established a culture of excellent relationships and respect between members of the school community. The school is welcoming and inclusive.

“There is a highly positive climate for learning within the school. Caring and supportive staff bring out the best in pupils. The pupils thrive in a secure, calm and welcoming environment.

“Pupils’ personal development is outstanding. Opportunities to develop pupils’ personal, social and health education are embedded throughout the curriculum. Pupils make good progress overall.

“Pupils’ behaviour, conduct and attitudes are exemplary. Pupils are tolerant and respectful. Overall rates of attendance are very high and much better than the national average.

“Teachers teach in an enlightening and enlivening manner. They create an atmosphere in lessons that supports pupils to make good academic progress and outstanding personal development.”

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Principal Adrian Price said: “It is wonderful to share this fabulous report and its validation of all the hard work from pupils, staff, and parents. The report is overwhelmingly positive and is full of praise for our academy’s determination to provide the very best for children.

“This report truly reflects our school and is a just reward for all the hard work from staff, current and previous, pupils, parents, carers and governors over the previous three years. The whole school community can feel proud. Tenbury High Ormiston Academy is a happy place where children enjoy their learning, have fun and achieve highly.”

Nick Hudson, interim chief executive officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “This is a brilliant outcome. Tenbury High Ormiston Academy’s motto is ‘high achievement, outstanding care’, and everyone at the school works hard to ensure this is at the heart of work. I am delighted that Ofsted has seen the school’s quality – and we will now continue to support it so that it pushes on to achieve even greater heights.”

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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