Our last Ofsted Inspection took place on 1st & 2nd October 2014. Staff and pupils at St Augustine Academy in Maidstone celebrated after receiving an overall ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, following their two day inspection earlier this month.
Ofsted inspectors rated the academy ‘Good’ for its overall effectiveness and in all five core categories – Leadership and Management; Behaviour and safety of pupils; Quality of teaching; Achievement of pupils; Sixth form provision. During the two days, inspectors observed 35 part lessons; they also observed an assembly.
Inspectors praised the academy’s ‘strong’ leadership, ‘excellent’ student behaviour and said ‘their positive attitude to learning helps students to make good progress in their lessons.’
Jason Feldwick, principal at St Augustine Academy, said: “We are thrilled to have been given such a great endorsement by Ofsted, who have recognised the hard work of everyone at the academy to improve standards and build upon that ongoing success.“
“Our core principles are based upon developing the gifts and talents of all students, whatever they may be, and guiding them onto a career path to fulfil their aspirations.”
St Augustine Academy opened in September 2011 and is sponsored by the Woodard Academies Trust.
It is a mixed academy with 580 pupils on the school roll.
David Bilton, CEO of Woodard Academies Trust, commented: “This latest Ofsted report is deserved reward for the hard work of Mr Feldwick, his staff and the pupils of St Augustine Academy.
“I am proud to lead an organisation that cares so deeply about the personal and academic development of children and young people. Our aims for the academies are to offer a first-class holistic education, which stimulates, challenges and develops the whole person.”