Glowing Ofsted for Goldington Academy

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Teaching, leadership and student behaviour have all been praised by school inspectors after their visit to Goldington Academy.

Ofsted inspectors visited last month, and graded the school as ‘Good’ for achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management.

The report said: “Teachers plan lessons that are demanding and interesting.

“In the best lessons teachers’ expectations are high and they ask searching questions to keep pupils on their toes and continually check their understanding.”

It added: “In most lessons there is a strong focus on helping pupils to become independent learners.

“Teachers encourage pupils to investigate, and both teachers and classroom assistants give pupils with special educational needs regular opportunities to work by themselves in order to build their self-confidence.”

Headteacher Francis Galbraith said: “We are delighted with this report which not only highlights a huge number of good and outstanding features of the school, but also suggest a small number of areas for us to focus on.

“The information provided by Ofsted is invaluable to both parents and schools and by acting on their advice we can ensure that on their next visit we will be truly outstanding in all areas.”