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Inspectors praise the “warm, caring relationships” at the school, as well as a curriculum which teaches “equality, diversity, tolerance and respect”

Pupils and staff at Swindon Academy are celebrating after receiving their latest Ofsted report, which concluded that the academy continues to be a ‘Good’ school.

Following their visit in June, Inspectors commended the “clear vision” that leaders have for the school and noted that “warm, caring relationships are at the heart of the way that staff work with pupils”. Staff are said to be “ambitious for all pupils” and have successfully implemented a curriculum which teaches pupils about “equality, diversity, tolerance and respect”.

Inspectors noted the “calm and purposeful” atmosphere in the school and commended pupils’ “positive attitudes toward their learning”. Pupils are said to take seriously “the school expectations that they work hard, take responsibility and are kind”.

Alongside their academic learning, pupils across the academy “take on responsibilities in roles such as house captains, prefects, and school council members”, with the Inspectors noting that “the wider personal development of pupils is a significant strength of the school”.  Providing opportunities where pupil “develop their character, leadership and interests”, as recognised by Ofsted, is part of the academy’s wider commitment to delivering an Education with Character.

Ruth Robinson, Executive Principal at Swindon Academy, said:

“Everyone at Swindon Academy is very proud that Ofsted continues to recognise us as a ‘Good’ school. Their report reflects the hard work of our pupils, staff, governors and wider school community over recent years. We are committed to creating an environment in which our pupils can excel both academically and as citizens of society, and the Inspectors’ report is testament to our success.

“As Principal, I am particularly pleased to see that the Inspectors noted the strong relationships between pupils and staff, as well as the impressive attitudes our young people show towards learning. Our young people are a credit to themselves and excellent representatives of our school community.”

Dame Sally Coates, Director of Secondary Education at United Learning, said:

“As we come towards the end of this academic year, it is extremely heartening to receive a report such as this. At present, our priority is to ensure that every child catches up on their lost learning and opportunities and it is clear that Swindon Academy is focused on this with determination and creativity.”


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