Ofsted and Data

Ofsted and Data

In February 2020 we were inspected by Ofsted under their new, more rigorous framework. 

During the two days, the students were absolutely fantastic. The inspectors were impressed with how well they are learning and the respect they showed the staff, inspectors and each other and the pride that they have in being part of the school. This excellent report is also testament to the dedication, hard work and expertise of all of the staff at Wood Green Academy.

There are so many positive comments in the report that recognise the significant strengths of the school and the improvements that we are making. We are particularly pleased with following comments:

  • Leaders strive for pupils to leave school as ‘confident, successful, well‐rounded young people’. Pupils have opportunities to enhance their wider experiences through the enrichment programme, clubs and visits.
  • Pupils love coming to school which is why they attend so regularly. They enjoy their learning. Their behaviour in lessons and around school is exemplary. Pupils show a high level of respect for each other.
  • Leaders are ambitious for pupils. This is why they offer a wide range of subjects they can choose to study at GCSE and in the sixth form.
  • Curriculum planning allows pupils to learn and remember more.
  • Lessons are planned effectively to extend pupils’ knowledge and skills.
  • The learning hub is at the heart of leaders’ intentions that reading has a high priority.
  • Low attaining pupils, disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities all achieve highly. Leaders deploy additional funding to provide effective additional support. The curriculum is planned well to ensure they are learning and remembering more.
  • In the sixth form, leaders are highly committed to maintaining a broad range of options, however small the uptake. Leaders have also expanded the types of qualifications available.
  • Pupils attitudes to learning are of a consistently high standard. Leaders’ expectations for behaviour are exceptionally high and pupils respond positively to this. Pupils are articulate and respectful of others’ opinions and beliefs.
  • Leaders plan well for pupils’ personal development. The school’s personal, social, health and education programme ‘step up for life’ ensures that there is a high focus on religious and moral issues. The school has a comprehensive programme for careers advice and guidance.
  • There is a strong culture of safeguarding in school. Leaders have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities. They have put in place a thorough training programme for staff to ensure they are all fully equipped to respond to any safeguarding incidents.

The school received a Good rating in the following categories (Quality of Education, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Sixth Form) and were rated Outstanding in the Behaviour and Attitudes category.  The Overall Effectiveness was rated as Good.

We are often asked what makes our school so successful and the answer is quite simple – it is hard work and teamwork, by teachers, support staff and pupils.  This is called doing things “The Wood Green Way! ”

We are not complacent, improvement is always possible. To drive this improvement we know that we need to invest heavily in our staff. We have dedicated CPD time for teachers every week and offer a variety of training opportunities, including National College courses as we have a number of trained facilitators at the school.

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Exam Results Overview 2019
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Ofsted Cover Letter 2012
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Ofsted Report 2012
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Ofsted Report 2020
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Ofsted Report Dec 06
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Ofsted Report Oct 02
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Twelve Outstanding Secondary Schools
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