Academy is happy to be rated good ‘across the board’

A good Ofsted report for St George's Academy headteacher Wayne Birks (centre) and pupils. EMN-150918-135907001

A good Ofsted report for St George's Academy headteacher Wayne Birks (centre) and pupils. EMN-150918-135907001

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Government inspectors have praised every aspect of St George’s Academy, rating it as ‘good’ across the board.

The academy, which has sites in Sleaford and Ruskington, received ‘good’ ratings for the quality of teaching, the behaviour of students, achievement of pupils and the leadership of the principal, head of sixth form and governors.

The Ofsted team which visited St George’s on July 15-16 concluded that “Across the academy, standards have improved in a range of subjects, including English and mathematics”.

The report also observed that teaching was improving strongly, stating that: “Teaching has improved due to good input from external consultants and the partnerships with other local schools.”

Inspectors recommended just one area for the academy to address in the drive to become outstanding – to further improve teaching and raise attainment.

Principal Wayne Birks said: “I am delighted that Ofsted have recognised the improvements we have made and the hard work and dedication of my colleagues.

“I am also very pleased that our students have been recognised for their overwhelmingly good behaviour and attitude to learning.

“We do not intend to stand still, however, and will be working to build upon our achievements in the months and years ahead.”