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Latest Ofsted report says Collier Row’s Bower Park Academy continues to make improvements

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 January 2018

The Bower Park Academy

The Bower Park Academy

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An academy continues to take “effective action” towards removing its special measures title, according to its latest Ofsted report.

Bower Park Academy, Havering Road, Collier Row, was visited by inspectors from the education watchdog before Christmas and after receiving feedback, principal Stuart McLaughlin says he is pleased with the results.

He said: “The most recent feedback from Ofsted confirms our own judgement that the academy has continued its trajectory of rapid improvement.

“It is recognition of the hard work and commitment from staff, students, parents, governors and the Empower Learning Academy Trust.

“My ambition is that the school receives a good Ofsted judgement at the next full inspection and this monitoring visit demonstrates that we are on track to realise that goal.”

Bower Park Academy rated inadequate in four out of five areas by Ofsted in February last year, including outcomes for pupils and quality of teaching.

This led to the secondary school being put into special measures.

The inspection was arranged to monitor the progress being made since last year and according to the report, appropriate changes are being made.

The report reads: “Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.

“The improvements identified in the previous monitoring inspection are being consolidated effectively.

“As a result, the effectiveness of leadership and management continues to improve.

“This means that pupils’ attitudes to learning are positive and that they are increasingly keen to do well and make progress with their work.”

Inspectors also noted that pupils’ behaviour and attendance are getting better and the provisional 2017 GCSE results show that progress is now average, a significant improvement on the 2016 figures.

Bower Park Academy makes up one third of the Empower Learning Academy Trust, which also includes Hall Mead School in Upminster and Brittons Academy in Rainham.

Chief executive of the Empower Learning Academy Trust Simon London said: “The trust is delighted that the hard work of Mr McLaughlin and his staff is having such a positive impact.

“Their continued efforts, along with the ongoing support of the Trust and the pupils and parents provide a firm foundation for a brighter future for the academy.”

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