“A climate where pupils and staff, alike, flourish” – Hull school by Ofsted

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Follows Ofsted’s short inspection visit at Endike Academy

Endike Academy, part of David Ross Education Trust, has been praised in their recent Ofsted inspection on positive steps that improved result progress and developing strategies that increase things like attendance. The school remained ‘good’ as per Ofsted short inspection that took place at the beginning of June. The report has highlighted that staff and leadership team have taken appropriate steps for the school to develop further.  

Ofsted’s inspection report can be read here

Ofsted praised Endike Academy, noting:

  • ‘(This) supportive ethos extends through the staff team and creates a climate where pupils and staff, alike, flourish.’
  • ‘Leaders have provided targeted professional development for teachers and have introduced a new approach to teaching mathematics.’
  • ‘Year 6 pupils’ progress in mathematics was above average and the proportion of pupils reaching the higher standard of learning was also above average.’
  • ‘Pupils speak positively about visits to local manufacturers, businesses and organisations which have given them inspiration for their future careers’
  • ‘Pupils’ experiences in the arts, including music, are given high priority by leaders, representatives of the trust and staff.’
  • ‘You provide representatives of the trust and members of the academy scrutiny committee with detailed information about pupils’ outcomes, attendance and behaviour.’
  • ‘You have ensured that a culture of safeguarding exists in the school.’
  • ‘Pupils and parents appreciate the care shown by staff.’
  • ‘Along with senior leaders, you have worked hard to foster pupils’ enthusiasm for reading. Visits to the school from authors and poets have left a lasting impression on pupils.’
  • ‘The school’s published outcomes for reading in 2018 showed considerable improvements for pupils at the end of key stage 2’
  • ‘Pupils are polite, respectful and hard working.’
  • ‘Strategies such as breakfast club have been effective in ensuring that considerable numbers of pupils start their day positively and on time.’

Kate Ranner, Headteacher at Endike Academy, said: “We are very happy with Ofsted’s latest comments. We were able to evidence the work we have done over the last couple of years and we improved the areas that were highlighted in the previous report. The staff and pupils, here at Endike, have worked really hard and we’re all focused on becoming an even better school.”

Simon Rose, Director of Education – Primary, David Ross Education Trust, said: “It is always rewarding to see that the school maintained their rating and have put the right actions into place following the last inspection. I am positive that Mrs Ranner and the team will pursue to progress and develop further as a school”