Newsletter Newsletter of Heartlands Academy
Issue 14 Spring 2014
Outstanding! Again! Déja vu? H
eartlands Academy has done it again by receiving an Outstanding judgment from Ofsted! The Academy (and the former High School) has now proved itself to be not only head and shoulders above the rest, but also that it can sustain this success following its third consecutive Outstanding judgment last month. Here is an account of our journey:
In 2007 the Heartlands High School was judged to be Good and by 2009 it had secured its first Outstanding judgment. In September 2009, the High School became what is now Heartlands Academy and shortly afterwards, work began on a new building.
The staff demonstrated determination and teaching continued to be delivered at an Outstanding level. At that time Ofsted said: “Heartlands Academy is an Outstanding school because, regardless of their background or starting points, students achieve exceptionally well.”
“This is an Outstanding school. Students receive an outstanding education at Heartlands Academy. This includes their personal and social development as well as their academic achievement.” Ofsted 2014
The academy was inspected again in February; it was announced that Heartlands Academy was judged yet again as Outstanding. This was confirmation that staff and students alike have continued to work hard at maintaining this exceptional level of teaching and learning. As before, the academy successfully achieved Outstanding in ALL criteria. Heartlands Academy truly is Outstanding.