Academy passes first test

A PRIMARY school has come out smiling after passing its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Oasis Academy Broadoak was deemed ‘good’ in every category when it was visited in the first weeks of the new academic year.

Within the report, inspectors highlighted how well pupils read, saying: “Pupils across the school read every day from a wide range of books.

“Leaders have recently introduced a new phonics programme. They have ensured that staff know how to deliver it.

“Children in the early years are quickly introduced to phonics sessions. Reception aged children take part enthusiastically.”

Oasis Academy Broadoak

And inspectors praised the academy, on Norman Street, Ashton, for how it was designed on the latest educational research.

The report adds: “Their plans clearly set out the important knowledge and skills that pupils will learn in all subjects.

“Leaders have ensured that all staff have the expertise to teach the curriculum well.”

While achieving a good mark in quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision, parents also added their praise.

They said: “They appreciate how staff go out of their way to meet the needs of pupils and their families.”

Oasis Academy Broadoak principal, Fiona Lomas, was delighted with the outcome.

She said: “This extremely positive Ofsted report is nothing short of our Oasis Academy Broadoak family deserve.

“I am extremely grateful to our staff who are determined and dedicated to raising the aspirations and supporting the progress of every pupil, from our very youngest who join us at three right up to our 11-year-olds who leave us prepared for the next step of their educational journey.”

Helen Arya, Regional Director for the Northwest Primaries, added: “I am delighted that the efforts of the principal and her amazing team have been recognised in this Ofsted inspection.

“The report highlights the excellent standard of education, care and opportunity provided for all the pupils.

“Everyone connected to Oasis Academy Broadoak should be very proud of the immensely positive impact that they are having on the lives of the young people each day.”

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