Staff and pupils at TKAT’s The Academy, Selsey celebrate a well-deserved ‘GOOD’ rating from Ofsted

Posted on 16th May 2019

It was celebrations all round this week as Ofsted inspectors, who visited The Academy, Selsey in May, praised the school’s leaders for their ‘sound preparations and diligence’ which they said resulted in a ‘very successful transition’ to new buildings.

This ‘good’ rating the first such ranking in its history as an academy.

Headteacher Tom Garfield said: “The Academy, Selsey is a welcoming and friendly community, and  we have worked hard to improve the quality of teaching and learning and outcomes for our young people, so it’s fantastic to see these strengths recognised in the inspection report.

“This ‘good’ judgement recognises the determination and focus from the whole school community – parents, staff, governors and pupils – all of whom work together to make The Academy, Selsey an amazing place to teach and learn.”

In the report, inspectors said teachers knew their students well and there was a ‘welcoming and positive culture’ at the school. Students felt safe and encouraged to be themselves, according to the report.

The inspectors said the quality of teaching had ‘significantly improved’ and that the curriculum was balanced and well-suited to students’ needs.

Dr Karen Roberts, Chief Executive of The Kemnal Academies Trust, said: “Congratulations to Tom Garfield and all at The Academy, Selsey. This accolade is fantastic recognition of the work of the Academy and the Trust to retain and secure high quality education in Selsey.”

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