Leeds West Academy nets ‘good’ Ofsted report

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Leeds West Academy is officially rated as ‘good’ according to Ofsted inspectors.

The school, which was told it ‘required improvement’ at its last report two years ago, received praise for its improved performance when inspectors visited last month.

The latest report praises the improved quality of teaching, which is now rated as now good. Teachers receive high-quality training to improve their knowledge, skills and practice.

The quality of study programmes is now classed as ‘good’.

The report adds:

“There has been a significant improvement in the quality of education since the school was last inspected. The principal and senior leaders have tackled the areas for improvement inspectors identified with energy and resolve.

“Pupils work hard and conduct themselves well. Typically, they behave in a polite and respectful way. The number of incidents of challenging or disruptive behaviour has decreased significantly as a result of the school’s effective work. The use of fixed-term exclusion has also decreased.”

Inspectors have said that the school, off Intake Lane, still needs to further improve the curriculum and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment so that disadvantaged pupils make consistently strong progress and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Although attendance has improved, inspectors say the school needs to increase attendance to at least the average for secondary schools nationally.

The full report can be read here.


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