Glenbrook Spencer Academy granted Good at latest Ofsted inspection

Glenbrook Spencer Academy pupils and teachers are celebrating after receiving a radiant ‘Good’ across all five judgments, including Quality of Education, Leadership, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, and their Early years provision during a full section 5 inspection.

The primary Academy, located in Bilborough is part of the Spencer Academies Trust family. During the inspection the Academy was praised for its leadership and aspirations for their pupils. His Majesty’s inspector commented, ‘Leaders are very ambitious for all pupils to do well. The aspirational Going for Gold motto is at the heart of school life.’ The opportunities leaders create for the students was also admired ‘Leaders ensure that pupils get a wide range of experiences to broaden their horizons.’

The inspector also acknowledged that pupils are happy at the academy ‘Pupils are happy to be a part of Glenbrook Spencer Academy. They also accredited that ‘Pupils feel safe in school’. They told inspectors that ‘everyone is protected here.’ With comments also raised that ‘Pupils know there is support on hand if they need it.’

Tom Stockwell, Principal of Glenbrook Spencer Academy was delighted with the recent grading;

“The report reflects the great place that Glenbrook is for our pupils, colleagues and families.  We are very proud of the great education that we give our pupils and of how well our pupils represent our school.  Following the Ofsted, we have continued with our relentless drive to do the very best for our community.”

The curriculum was also observed as being ‘well designed’ and praise given for ‘Every subject has been planned in small, logical steps.’ The academy’s reading spine which sets out the books that pupils will read in each year group was also highlighted, ‘Pupils enjoy these stories, and they learn lots from them.’

Angela O’Brien OBE, Director of Primary Education at Spencer Academies Trust commented;

“It is fantastic that Glenbrook have received this positive report and their hard work has been recognised. The strong team ethos in school has contributed to this and will continue to make Glenbrook the ‘PLACE’ to be.”

Paul West, CEO of Spencer Academies Trust;

“Everyone at the Trust is delighted that their recent full Ofsted inspection confirmed that Glenbrook Spencer Academy continues to be judged as a Good school providing an excellent education for local children. All credit goes to Tom and his talented team, all of whom deserve this important recognition.”

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