We are pleased that, following the rigorous two-day inspection, Ofsted judged Burfield Academy to be Good, with Outstanding for leadership and management, behaviour and attitudes and personal development.
The report reflects the high quality provision that STEP has been able to achieve. Inspectors recognised that Burfield has undergone significant changes since joining STEP: “Leaders’ relentless drive for improvement continues to propel the school forward. The expertise provided by the trust has helped to support, train and develop staff so that everyone has the tools they need to do their best for the pupils.”
The behaviour of the children was also recognised, something staff have continuously worked on: “Pupils’ behaviour in classes and around the school is excellent. Leaders have carefully considered how to help pupils grow into responsible citizens.”
Particular praise should be reserved for the outstanding leadership of Mrs King and her senior team, brilliantly supported by Mr Meek.
The STEP Team at Burfield Academy will continue working with passion and urgency to build on this tremendous achievement and continue the trajectory of improvement.
Congratulations to all the staff, pupils and parents of Burfield Academy, as well as the extended STEP family.