RLA Ofsted Report 2019 'This is a good school'

13 March 2019

Revoe Learning Academy & Children’s Centre OFSTED Report 2019: Headlines


RLA Ofsted Report 2019


Dear Children, Parents and Carers, I am so proud of what we have all achieved together as one Revoe Team over recent years. You have all played an enormous part in RLA now being judged to be Good across all areas.


I know that you will rise to the challenge of helping RLA to address the Inspectors’ recommendations, which we are already well on the way to achieving; and working with Staff and Governors in making RLA Outstanding!


Thank you to all of the parents who completed the OFSTED survey. Enjoy reading the headlines below and click the document above to read the full OFSTED report. There is loads to celebrate and be proud in achieving - well done to everybody. You’re awesome!!



Dayle Harrison



Revoe’s Overall effectiveness is Good because:


Effectiveness of leadership and management is Good.


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is Good.


Personal development, behaviour and welfare is Good


Outcomes for pupils is Good


Early years provision is Good



Summary of key findings for Revoe parents, carers, children and pupils


Revoe Learning Academy is a good school because:


  • The effective, talented leadership and teaching team, has meticulously addressed the areas for improvement from the previous inspection. Leadership demonstrates good capacity for further improvement.
  • Governors and trust board members provide robust support and challenge to leaders and have the skills, experience and expertise to offer highly effective strategic leadership.
  • Leaders, including governors, use pupils’ performance information skilfully as they pursue improvements in teaching and learning.
  • Children get off to a good start in the early years. Children are keen, enthusiastic learners. Consequently, they make good progress.
  • Phonics is taught well. Pupils quickly develop a love of reading. They enjoy a wide range of attractive books in the school and class libraries.
  • Pupils make strong progress in reading, writing and maths. Results of national tests have improved year on year, but too few pupils reach the higher standard, particularly in writing.
  • Safeguarding procedures are effective and ensure pupils’ safety. A culture of safeguarding permeates all aspects of school life.
  • The quality of teaching is strong, leading to good progress. However, at times, the most able pupils are not sufficiently challenged and the work set for them is too easy.
  • Educational trips, visits to museums and local places of interest, and regular visitors enhance the school’s engaging curriculum.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is good. Their attitudes to learning are positive and they are keen to improve. Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive.
  • Attendance rates are improving but there is a small group of pupils who are persistently absent. This has a negative impact on their achievement.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as their appreciation of British values, is good, evident in the good-quality discussions pupils have in lessons and in the way in which they treat one another.
  • Parents and carers are highly complimentary about the school. They say their children are happy, safe and progressing well.


What does RLA need to do to improve further? 2 key things:


1) Raise standards and improve the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring that:

  • more pupils reach the higher standard in reading, writing and maths
  • teachers provide activities and tasks that challenge pupils, particularly in their writing.

2) Continue to work with parents to promote pupils’ attendance and reduce their persistent absence.