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.
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
"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."