What Ofsted said about our Trust?

Since the Trust began in March 2014 it has performed strongly so that in 2017, 92% of students attend at least a good school.

Inspection of Hinde House 3-16 School

‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have a clear vision to raise achievement and aspiration for all and this vision spreads throughout the school. Trust Directors share this moral purpose and middle leaders stated they work at Hinde House as they want the very best for children in the community. As a result of strong leadership, rigorous systems and effective teaching, pupils make good progress’. Ofsted, June 2016.

Wincobank Nursery & Infant School

Wincobank was sponsored in March 2014 and described by the Local Authority as one of the most vulnerable Primary schools in the city. It was graded as strongly good by Ofsted in January 2017.

‘Since joining the multi-academy trust, the headteacher and senior leaders, supported well by the executive principal and academy directors, have raised expectations and brought about rapid improvement. The quality of teaching has improved and as a result pupils are making more effective progress’. Ofsted, January 2017.

Concord Junior School

Concord was sponsored in March 2014 and described by the Local Authority as one of the most vulnerable Junior schools in the city. It was graded as strongly RI by Ofsted in January 2017 after previously being in Special Measures.

‘Senior and middle leaders, the executive principal and the trust, have complementary skills and expertise. Leaders are robust in tackling weaker teaching. The support to improve practice of teachers has borne fruit and is now resulting in pupils making better progress…The trust is passionate in its vision for pupils in the school. The trust demonstrates a clear capacity to provide appropriate support in terms of leadership, finance and staffing, as well as challenge leaders to provide the highest achievement possible’. Ofsted, January 2017.

Longley Park Sixth Form College (LPSFC)

LPSFC was graded as good by Ofsted in October 2015. It joined the Trust on the 1st August 2017.

‘Leaders and managers have been successful in developing a culture of high aspirations and achievement throughout the college. Astute management and ambitious target setting has been essential in securing the significant improvements achieved since the last inspection in the quality of teaching and learning and students’ achievements’. Ofsted, October 2015.