We are delighted to share that Orchard Mead Academy has been judged ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted.
Inspectors visited the school in February and carried out an extremely thorough visit. They met with staff, pupils, academy councillors and Trust representatives and scrutinised the curriculum, school culture, and community.
The inspection report said: “This is a good school that serves its community well. Teachers have high expectations of what all pupils can achieve. They want them to aspire for excellence, to work hard, be kind and be responsible. Pupils said that they are grateful to their teachers. They appreciate the opportunities they receive.”
Inspectors also recognised the Trust’s role in enabling the school’s improvement journey. The inspection report said: “The trust has provided effective support. Teachers benefit from high-quality training, subject networks and coaching. Teachers said that they appreciate learning together, and that they ‘are never alone’. Many staff now share their good practice with others.”
Orchard’s predecessor school was rated inadequate by Ofsted in 2016, prior to it joining TMET.