Academy’s best ever Of­sted

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - HERALD & POST -

A TEESSIDE spe­cial­ist academy has re­ceived its best ever in­spec­tion re­port af­ter ma­jor in­vest­ment in its fa­cil­i­ties.

West­lands Academy, in Thorn­aby, has re­ceived a “good” rat­ing from Of­sted in­spec­tors, with se­nior lead­ers praised for hav­ing high ex­pec­ta­tions for all pupils.

Pete Ewart, sub­stan­tive prin­ci­pal, said the school re­cently made sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments to many of the school’s fa­cil­i­ties in­clud­ing a new science lab and maths rooms through a £1.2m fund.

He said: “We are very proud of our good re­port and are happy for ev­ery­one in­volved. I came to the school in 2012 and it had been in some trou­ble as it needed im­prove­ment. It’s been a three­year jour­ney to fi­nally get to where we are now.”

El­iz­a­beth Horne, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hori­zons Spe­cial­ist Academy Trust, said the re­port was the best since be­ing told it needed to im­prove.

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