Officially outstanding!

Posted on March 27th 2015

All Saints Church of England Academy is now officially outstanding!

All Saints Academy celebrated a remarkable 11 year journey after recently enjoying a truly ‘outstanding’ inspection result following a rigorous investigation by Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills.  It was determined by Ofsted that All Saints Academy is ‘an outstanding school.’

The Inspectors found that all areas investigated were ‘Outstanding’, including:

  • Overall Effectiveness
  • Leadership and management
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Achievement of pupils

... and “progress is outstanding throughout the academy for all groups of students, including the most-able students, those who are disadvantaged and those who are disabled or who have special educational needs."

This is a resounding endorsement of our central belief that ‘Every child matters equally to God.’

In September 2003 All Saints opened as a newly established Church of England school. Our immediate focus on achievement and progress underpinned by high quality teaching and learning and care, guidance and support was strongly supported by staff, governors and the community and this meant that within three years, Ofsted rated the school as ‘Good with outstanding features’. But this was not enough to satisfy our ambition for our students. All Saints was aiming for ‘Outstanding’.

 At the conclusion of the visit this February, Inspectors for Ofsted outlined All Saints Academy’s key strengths as follows:

  • Provision of a first class education
  • High levels of ambition for the academy
  • Students’ behaviour is exemplary
  • Students provide very effective support for others
  • The academy’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding
  • Many opportunities for students are on offer
  • The academy is well placed to continue to improve

Report highlights include:

  • Students are “prepared extremely well for their future life in modern Britain”
  • “every student develops and achieves as well as possible”
  • “Students are willing partners in their successful learning”
  • “Students have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves safe and they promote safety for others well”

In conclusion

“All Saints Academy is an outstanding school"

The OFSTED report captures the many ways in which All Saints Academy ensures that each and every learner exceeds their potential.

This amazing achievement marks a highpoint in what was already another highly successful year for All Saints Academy, beginning as it did with the Inspection of All Saints as a Church of England academy (SIAMs) and the accolade of an outstanding outcome from that inspection.

Kevin Mann, Headteacher at All Saints Academy, said:

 ‘This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved with All Saints Academy, not least for our students. We enjoy fantastic support from our students, their parents and carers and are proud that we have been able to repay the faith, hope and trust placed in us by so many families living in Ingleby Barwick and the local area.’

I should like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone involved in this success, all our staff and governors who have worked so hard to achieve this result.

 All Saints has assembled a fantastic team of dedicated professionals whose work has been recognised as being outstanding in this latest Ofsted inspection.

All Saints will continue to hold a vital role in the local community, especially during these challenging economic times.

It has been both an honour and privilege to play my part in the academy’s progression over the past eleven years and I relish the challenges that the future will bring.

All Saints has never been the kind of place to rest on its laurels and you can be assured that we will work very hard to push the boundaries of success even further in the months and years to come, ensuring that we continue to serve our community, delivering inspirational teaching and learning for all.'

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