Ofsted - Monitoring Inspection Visit Outcome
The staff of Harris Academy were very pleased with the findings of their recent Ofsted monitoring visit which took place on 3rd November. HMI reports that 'Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action in order for the school to become a good school' and highlighted the school's 'strong emphasis on developing staff's expertise' particularly focused on 'the planning and delivering of an effective curriculum'. Other areas for praise included the Maths department and the school's carefully considered reading programme which includes teachers reading 'well-chosen texts to pupils twice a week' in form time. The use of in class and more formal assessment was also praised, highlighting precisely when and where students were stuck and shaping lesson design and delivery. The inspector commented that 'leaders use this information well'.
Although a monitoring visit cannot result in regrading the school, which is currently ranked as 'requires improvement', Mrs Harrison was thrilled with the findings and stated that she looks forward to them returning for a full inspection where the progress that has been made can be formally recognised with a regrading reflective of the progress that the school has made since 2018.
The report can be read in full here.
Link to Rugby Observer news article (25/11/2021) here.