RADICAL TRANSFORMATION AT ETONE COLLEGE
• College now rated ‘Good’ in four categories by Ofsted.
Etone College has been moved out of ‘Inadequate’ and rated ‘Good’ in four categories after its latest inspection by Ofsted.
The college has undergone a radical transformation over the last twelve months having been partnered with Barr Beacon School under the Matrix Academy Trust.
Dame Maureen Brennan, Executive Headteacher, said, “We are delighted that the college has now been removed from Special Measures and that Ofsted have recognised the improvements which have taken place over the past twelve months. It has been a difficult period for the college but we firmly believe that the college is now on an upward trajectory and will soon be the leading school in Nuneaton.”
“Many of our parents will have seen at first hand the progress we have made and the changes that have been implemented. The college will continue to move forward so that we provide the very best education for each and every one of our pupils.”
The inspection took place on 11th and 12th February with inspectors making judgements on five key areas: leadership and management; behaviour and safety; quality of teaching; achievement of pupils and the sixth form provision.
The inspectors found that:
In a short period of time, exceptionally strong senior leadership, including governance, has had a significant impact on improving all aspects of the academy.
Rigorous systems now monitor teachers’ performance and students’ achievement, so that prompt and effective action is taken to bring about required improvements. These are having an exceptionally strong impact.
All staff are now held accountable for students’ achievement.
Students behave well and demonstrate good attitudes to learning. They want to learn because teachers make lessons interesting and challenging.
All students, including disadvantaged students, are now making much better progress in all key stages and across most subjects. Gaps between groups of students are narrowing.
The sixth form is good. The students study courses that match their ability and they receive strong support and guidance. As a result, they develop confidence and resilience and make well-informed choices about their future.