First Ofsted Report Highlights Outstanding Areas At CBA
Just two-and-a-half years since opening, CBA is one of the most improved schools in the country and inspectors have formally acknowledged the drive to raise attainment and aspirations.
Last summer's GCSE results dictate the overall effectiveness grade that is awarded is satisfactory, but inspectors recognised the speed of improvement in students achieving five or more GCSE passes at A* to C including English and mathematics.
The report states: "Current data suggests the proportion will increase further this year, bringing about a doubling in two years."
The 8 areas judged to be outstanding include:
- CBA's capacity for sustained improvement
- The leadership and management of teaching and learning
- The effectiveness of care, guidance and support.
- The extent to which students feel safe
Areas judged as good include:
- Student behaviour
- The quality of students' learning and their progress
- The extent to which students contribute to the wider community
- The quality of teaching
- The extent to which students develop workplace skills.
Principal Andrew Campbell said the momentum at CBA will be maintained so that standards improve further.
He said: "This is a significant milestone and confirms the excellent progress the Academy has made since opening.
"This has been a remarkable story of transformation. The fact that the Academy achieved 8 outstanding judgements in its first full inspection is a clear acknowledgment of the quality of education we provide and the high expectations we have of everyone who works here.
"I want to thank parents and students for their support in making Corby Business Academy such a success.
"This report has given everyone lots of confidence that we're moving in the right direction and that we're on track to become an outstanding school by the time the next inspection comes around."
To read more about CBA's Ofsted report click here.