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Ofsted Praise for Droylsden Academy
Wednesday 18th November 2015 @ 14:30 by Tom Greggan
Droylsden News

Droylsden Academy has been praised by Ofsted after improving in a number of areas.

The regulating body also said the academy has capacity for further, rapid improvement and that is echoed by the academy’s management.

Ofsted said that the management’s leadership and students’ behaviour are good which has created a safe and caring community.

Students are making better progress, especially in English and the academy’s governance also came in for praise.

However, the headteacher, executive headteacher and governors say they are very aware that there is still much to do to further improve the quality of teaching and pupil outcomes.

Headteacher Philip Wilson said: “I am very pleased with the rapid progress the school is making and I am confident that, with the continuing support of parents, carers and pupils, the school will continue on its journey to ‘outstanding’ so that the maximum number of children possible read and write well and leave the Academy with great opportunities for college, university and beyond. This is good news for the town and for Droylsden families.”

Ofsted visited the Academy at the start of October, concluding:

• Leadership and management are good: an improving academy that is well led;
• Personal development, behaviour and welfare for students are good;
• Students’ behaviour is good. Students are eager to learn and embracing a stronger work ethos;
• The academy is a safe and caring community;
• The academy has the capacity for rapid improvement;
• Students are making better progress and their attainment is improving;
• An above-average percentage of students make expected progress in English;
• Work with outstanding schools has helped to plan for improvement;
• Governance is good and strongly supports academy improvement.