Springwell Learning Community

Ofsted Report

Sevenhills Academy was inspected on the 28th November 2017. Ofsted inspectors shared our view that ‘This school continues to be good’. You can find the report here.You can also read the report directly from the Ofsted website here.

Here are a selection of the key findings:

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your leadership team have a clear vision for improvement which is understood and supported by your staff.

A new curriculum has been developed which engages and meets the needs of your pupils. You have provided a calm, nurturing environment which allows younger pupils to settle quickly and establish new methods of learning and engagement.

You have encouraged the pupils to accept the help and support of your staff. Pupils can then begin to change their behaviour and engage with education. As a result, standards are rising.

Behaviour management systems are robust and staff understand the necessity of using these consistently. This approach supports pupils in the moderation of their own behaviour both inside and outside the classroom.

Your staff hold you [The Executive Principal] in high regard and appreciate the work you are doing to improve the school. They enjoy working with you and the pupils and are proud to be part of the school. Staff are happy and feel valued. They enjoy the training and opportunities that you provide.

Pupils show respect and concern for each other, knowing that they can approach a member of staff for support. The school council works effectively to enable your pupils to have a formal voice. Ideas and concerns are dealt with effectively by staff.