Leeds West Academy


Ofsted Section 8 Report

Recent report praises rapid improvements

In June, Leeds West Academy welcomed inspectors from HM Office for Standards in Education for a Section 8 (one-day) Inspection of the school.

The outcome of the report positively identified and praised the Academy's new leadership, our strategy for rapid improvement and the new standard of teaching and learning within our school and across wider provisions.

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 Download Leeds West Academy's Strategy for Rapid Improvement


The Section 8 Report in Summary

"A structured programme of development is taking place to address all the areas for improvement identified at the recent inspection."

"Leaders and governors share your high expectations and determination to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the school and to raise achievement for all groups of pupils."

"The school now has a full allocation of staff for the first time in 12 months, with specialist teachers recruited in English, Mathematics and Science."

"The introduction of new roles have started to provide useful additional support to key groups of pupils."

"Pupils and sixth-form students like the stability that these new leaders are providing and the efforts they have made to seek their views and to listen to them."

"The high quality of behaviour specialists who provide support to pupils with very challenging behaviour is making a difference."

"Pupils’ confidence in literacy and numeracy are developing and they are making progress in acquiring new skills to support their next steps in learning and employment."

"The general intentions and expectations of these plans have been shared with pupils and parents. This sets down a clear and early marker of the value you place on working with pupils and their families to make Leeds West Academy a good school."