Improving academy needs better results

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A SUNDERLAND school lost marks from Ofsted bosses due to disappointing GCSE results.

Despite being rated as good for teaching, leadership and behaviour of pupils, Red House Academy was rated as requiring improvements following a recent visit by inspectors.

The watchdogs said despite results improving over a long period of time at the Rutherglen Road school, the grades reached by some Year 11 students last year in their GCSE examinations in English and mathematics were disappointing.

But they added: “These students did continue to achieve well in other subjects.” Of the school’s strengths, they said: “Progress made by students in other years has continued to improve.

“The academy is led very well by its governing body and principal who are determined to provide a high quality education for their community.”

They said the additional pupil premium money is well spent and the quality of teaching has continued to improve, due to extensive training for teachers and teaching assistants.

Inspectors said: “The students should be congratulated on their contribution to maintaining a safe, orderly and calm atmosphere within the academy.”