Good Ofsted report

We are delighted to announce that following Ofsted’s recent inspection, the school has been judged to be Good in all areas. Nightingale Community Academy was inspected by Ofsted on 14th and 15th September 2022 and the report praised the broad and ambitious curriculum and the safe environment provided for the pupils.

Andre Bailey, Principal, said, “I am delighted that the hard work of staff, the leadership group and colleagues at the Trust has been recognised in this report. We are grateful for the support of our students and their families, our volunteers and the many professionals from health and the local authority, all of whom have played a significant role in re-building the strong school community we now enjoy.”

Here are some of the other highlights from the report:

“Dedicated staff have high expectations for all pupils at this school. They take the time to understand pupils’ complex and varying needs and help pupils to have positive experiences of education.”

“Staff are patient and caring. They build up relationships and trust with pupils and their parents and carers. Staff make sure that all pupils are included in the life of the school. Some pupils here experience feeling part of a school community for the first time and they enjoy it.”

“Pupils enjoy the various opportunities they have here, including spending time on the school’s highly acclaimed working farm. They enjoy helping in the kitchen and making meals from the produce that they grow on the farm.”

 

“Leaders provide a range of after-school clubs and educational outings. Structured activities at break times help pupils to improve their social skills and develop new interests. Careers provision is a strength across the school. Older pupils and sixth form students complete work experience, visit colleges and universities and learn about the world of work from different employers. Sixth-form students are well prepared for adulthood.”

To read the full report, please click the link below

Nightingale Community Academy Ofsted Report – October 2022

 

 

 

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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