OFSTED Monitoring Visit
We are very pleased to be able to report that, following our recent OFSTED monitoring visit, the Academy was judged to have made “reasonable progress in raising standards for all students”: which is the best possible outcome for a monitoring visit of this type. The full report is available on the OFSTED website (click here to go there) but some of the key findings are as follows:
“Students’ progress is broadly in line with expectations”
“Students have welcomed the culture for learning established by the Principal”
“The Academy now tracks the progress of all students and identifies those who are falling behind”
“Teachers structure their lessons carefully and make increasing use of a variety of teaching techniques”
“Teachers increasingly refer to information about students’ previous learning and about their special educational needs to personalise their learning”
“Teachers circulate when students are engaged in independent work, checking that they are getting started and maintaining a good pace”
“The Academy has a positive climate for learning. This is due to the high expectations established by the Principal and promoted by all staff as “The Queensbury 10” code of conduct”
“During the inspection, most students conducted themselves well in lessons and around the school, behaving safely despite the temptation of the recent snowfall”
“Students agree that behaviour is better than last year”
“The Principal has made sure that he is a highly visible figure in the school. Students have been impressed by how often they see him visiting lessons or around the school at break times”
“Lessons are frequently observed to identify the best teachers and whose work requires improvement”
“The quality of teaching is improving because of the strategies introduced by the leadership team”
Welcome to Queensbury Academy. I hope you find our website useful and enjoy finding out more about our academy and the commitment we make to all our students, their families and the wider community.
We are committed to:
• becoming the first-choice academy in Dunstable and the surrounding area, and an excellent academy with outstanding teaching and learning
• being amongst the best academies and schools in the country by 2014
• establishing the highest standards of behaviour and good manners, based on positive relationships and strong discipline
• ensuring that all students enjoy their learning, with teachers who love teaching
• building strong relationships with parents, carers and the local community
• ensuring that everyone achieves their full potential
The best way to see our academy as it really is, is to visit us during the normal academy day. I am always happy to show prospective parents and students around and to answer any questions you may have.
I look forward to meeting you and working in partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their very best and enjoys their time at Queensbury.
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