Latest OFSTED Report
19th May 2015
Ofsted visited Hogarth Academy on 19th and 20th May 2015.
They judged Hogarth to be a ‘Good’ school in all areas.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:
- This is a good school.
- Since the academy opened, its leaders, including governors, have made significant improvements in teaching and achievement, which are now consistently good.
- Standards and progress being achieved by the pupils have risen sharply, and particularly so in reading across the whole academy.
- Staff have addressed and overcome some poor results in 2014 at Key Stage 1.
- A strong team spirit has been created and leaders support staff well.
- The academy gives the professional development of staff high priority and this has helped to improve teaching and learning.
- The governing body focuses strongly on actively monitoring progress on the academy’s priorities to make sure that the academy is improving rapidly.
- Children make a good start to their education in the Nursery and Reception classes.
- Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and are keen to do well.
- Behaviour is good and often exemplary in lessons and around the academy. The new behaviour policy is working consistently and very effectively.
- Pupils are safe in the academy. Parents say that their children are safe and secure, and feel safe, because there are systems in place to protect them, and adults care for them well.
- The academy prepares pupils well for the next phase of their education because standards are now on track to be above expected levels when they leave.
Our next steps to move us to being an outstanding school are:
- To improve marking making sure it is used consistently and that pupils are clear about how to improve their work.
- To improve differentiation of task to make sure all the children are learning all of the time, particularly the less able pupils.
- To improve the curriculum creating sufficient opportunities for pupils to apply their skills in writing and mathematics in other subjects.