Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Ofsted joy for Oasis Academy Byron who shine in their most recent ‘Outstanding’ report

Ofsted joy for Oasis Academy Byron who shine in their most recent ‘Outstanding’ report

Ofsted highlighted the high expectations staff have of pupils, and pupils generally achieve highly.

Pupils “treat each other with kindness, patience and respect” – A local inclusive academy in the heart of Coulsdon has been praised by school inspectors Ofsted after receiving a glowing report.

Oasis Academy Byron situated in St David’s, Off Stoneyfield Road in Surrey latest report from school inspection body Ofsted shows continued progress and “pupils are motivated and engaged in class.”

Highlights from the report include:

  • “Pupils are happy in school.”
  • “Pupils behave well in lessons.”
  • “Curriculum thinking is detailed, and all subjects are well designed.”
  • “Leaders are trained to identify pupils with SEND.”
  • “Leaders plan pupils personal development carefully.”

Within the report, Ofsted praised the school’s personal development, saying; “Leaders plan pupils personal development carefully. Pupils are taught about different types of bullying and how to keep safe from possible harm. For example, selected pupils in Year 6 take part in workshops focused on reducing knife crime.”

The report continued; “Pupils are motivated and engaged in class. Teachers help pupils stay focused. Low level disruption does not disrupt learning. Pupils enjoy receiving rewards for positive behaviour and attitudes. Pupils spoke about why the ‘Oasis 9 Habits’ of character development are important. They said they try to live by these every day.”

Joanna Poplett, Principal at Oasis Academy Byron, commented on the glowing report saying; “I am exceptionally proud of this report and would like to thank the pupils, staff, parents and members of the community who have supported us on our continued journey to provide a high standard of education to the young people in our care.”

“We are particularly pleased that inspectors praised our rich and broad curriculum which provides varied opportunities and support for all our pupils.”

Ofsted was impressed by the confidence in reading of pupils, saying; “Leaders and teachers check that children build confidence in reading from when they start in the early years. Teachers adapt their approach, if necessary, to help pupils keep up.

Any pupils who struggle receive additional support. Teachers make sure pupils read books matched to the sounds they know. Pupils borrow books from school to read at home. Pupils enjoy reading and read daily. They often choose to read at break times As a result, pupils become confident and fluent readers.”

On SEND, Ofsted said; “Leaders are trained to identify pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders work with teachers, parents, and carers to provide support for pupils. Teachers break knowledge into smaller chunks to help pupils with SEND understand it.”

Oasis Academy Byron was previously graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas back in May 2016.

You can read the full report HERE.