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Ofsted success for Manchester Health Academy

Manchester Health Academy is celebrating a great achievement after the official release of its latest Ofsted report.

The recent inspection graded the Academy as Good overall, with many outstanding areas.  The Academy has been on an incredible journey over the last 18 months following a previous grading of 'inadequate' in November 2013. The thriving and successful co-educational establishment has grown to become one of the most popular secondary schools in the city with a current waiting list for September.

Working with sponsor Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and co-sponsor Manchester City Council, the Academy delivers a unique learning experience at the forefront of sports science and health education.

MHA Ofsted

Manchester Health Academy Principal, Damian Owen, with members of the Academy Student Leadership Team

Ofsted recognised that the excellence in teaching that staff have delivered is having a real impact on student progress: "The quality of teaching overall is good and some is outstanding. Teachers use questioning very effectively to inspire students to think more deeply and respond more thoughtfully."

Ofsted were particularly impressed by the culture of high expectations, inclusion and care in the Academy commenting: "The safeguarding of students' health and wellbeing is outstanding."

The Principal, Damian Owen, who joined the Academy immediately prior to the previous inspection said "I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of all our staff and students over the past year and a half has had such a positive impact on the Academy's performance, and that Ofsted have recognised the significant improvements we have made."

Mr Owen added "The outcome of the latest Ofsted inspection report demonstrates how far we have come, but this is simply a point on our journey - our hard work will continue as we become an outstanding school.

"In September 2013 we set out our vision for excellence for every child who comes to Manchester Health Academy.  Our recent Ofsted inspection judgement confirms the amazing progress we have made, the wonderful results our students are achieving and the quality of education they receive.  We will continue to expect and deliver the highest standards in everything we do: excellence for all and by all."