Oftead reported Crofton Academy as outstanding

13th december 2011'Crofton Academy have had an outstanding Ofsted. 'Pictured with kids: Head of Maths Helen Corcoran and Headmaster Jez Horsley.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
13th december 2011'Crofton Academy have had an outstanding Ofsted. 'Pictured with kids: Head of Maths Helen Corcoran and Headmaster Jez Horsley.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

A HEADTEACHER has been praised by Ofsted after it graded his school as outstanding.

In a glowing report published by the education watchdog yesterday, Crofton Academy

was applauded for its success, especially in maths and English.

Teachers were highlighted for their efforts in improving behaviour and learning among boys, particularly in English where they were not achieving as well as the girls.

Inspectors said headteacher Jez Horsley was the main reason the school achieved the highest level possible.

Inspector Glynis Bradley-Peat said: “The headteacher’s passion for high achievement is infectious. This ensures that leaders and staff at all levels are dedicated and committed.

“He is extremely well-supported by his senior leadership team. Teamwork is a key factor in the academy’s success along with hard work and pride.

“Without exception, staff believe the academy to be well-led and managed. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly supportive of the school and full of praise.”

The school, which became an academy in August, was visited by five Ofsted

inspectors in November, who attended lessons, looked at pupils’ work and completed 429 questionnaires from parents and carers.

Only 14 per cent of all secondary schools have achieved an outstanding rating.

Mr Horsley said: “We are extremely proud of this accolade which has been achieved by the whole school community working together for common goals of success and care for our students. The academy will now continue to move forward in sustaining its high performing level over the coming years.”