Ofsted has given Nethergate Academy in Clifton a glowing report – rating it as an outstanding school and praising the principal Tracey Ydlibi for her strong vision and determination for continuous improvement of the school.
The report highlighted that the academy worked well with its sponsor, Greenwood Academies Trust, since joining last year and their decision to join the Trust has further strengthened and secured school improvement.
Inspectors note that Nethergate is a school where “pupils say they enjoy school and feel safe”, while leadership in the academy is recognised as highly skilled, sharing the determination for each pupil to succeed.
Priding themselves on providing a well-rounded curriculum to its pupils, Nethergate Academy and the Trust were pleased to see that Ofsted also recognised the school’s rich curriculum, where pupil’s moral, social and cultural development is catered for very well, stating, “the whole-school planning is always centred on improving outcomes in pupils’ learning, and their well-being.”
This reflects the ethos of the Trust which, in 2017, launched a character education initiative Your Character Counts, designed to ensure that pupils can fully realise their potential and make a positive contribution to society.
Inspectors also reflected upon the provision of care provided by senior members of staff, including principal Tracey Ydlibi and the sharing of her vision by the school and its governors, noting that “the highly effective governors share the executive principal’s ambition”.
Tracey Ydlibi, principal of Nethergate Academy, said: “We have always been proud to provide a caring, happy and supportive learning environment for our pupils.
“We’re delighted that our efforts have been formally recognised by Ofsted in our latest report.
“The outstanding Ofsted rating is a result of a whole team effort; from parents and carers, to the staff and leadership team within the school and at the Trust.
“These relationships and partnerships play a pivotal role in our students’ development, and I’d like to thank parents for their support to continue this learning beyond the classroom.
“It quite simply wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everybody involved in our school community.”