St Peter & St Paul’s Academy OFSTED Report December 2014

Staff and pupils at St Peter & St Paul Academy in Syston are celebrating after their recent successful Ofsted inspection.
The academy was rated ‘good’ in all areas which included leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and Early Years provision.Headteacher Fiona Buchan said: “We are delighted with the outcome of this inspection as inspectors recognised the significant and sustained improvements we have made during the last few years. The report is extremely positive and is a direct result of the hard work of the whole school community.”
This is a good school. • The headteacher, supported by her senior leaders, middle leaders and governors, has been unswerving in her drive to ensure that all pupils succeed and are ready for the next stage of their education when they leave the academy.
• The quality of teaching is good. This is because teachers have high expectations of the pupils and ensure that they are well motivated. Children make a good start in the Reception classes because of skilful teaching and teamwork in well- organised provision.
• Across Key Stage 2 pupils make consistently good and sometimes exceptional progress in mathematics.
• Teachers’ marking provides good guidance on what pupils need to do to improve their work.
• The academy’s promotion of mathematics is very strong. In 2014, more than half of the pupils in Year 6 made more than expected progress in mathematics.
• The academy has been successful in accelerating progress and improving standards in writing, in all classes.
• Behaviour is good throughout the academy. Pupils are polite and respectful. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. They work diligently and complete a lot of work in lessons.
Governors have already met to discuss the inspection report and have plans in place to ensure the school continues to go from strength to strength in order to become ‘outstanding’.