Acle school tells parents it is on ‘road to recovery’ after positive Ofsted check

Acle Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Acle Academy. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A high school has told parents it is 'firmly on the road to recovery' after watchdog inspectors said it was taking steps out of special measures.

Acle Academy, part of the Wensum Trust, was put into special measures by Ofsted in December 2015, after concerns over teaching, leadership and management.

But in its third monitoring report, a progress check, since then, inspectors said 'effective action' was being taken towards improvement.

They said a previous recommendation not to hire new teachers had been lifted in geography and maths.

In a letter to parents, head of school Helen Watts said: 'Oftsed have recognised the hard work and dedication of all staff and in our continued drive to improve standards across the school... We will continue to ensure that consistency is a key focus across the school as we move forward and that we work well with our newly formed local governing body to help us challenge particular areas of need.'


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