During September the Coppice Academy, Newcastle-under-Lyme, were visited by Ofsted. Inspectors judged the academy to be ‘good’ and found it to be a ‘caring, happy school’ where ‘pupils enjoy coming to school and attend well’. They regarded the curriculum as ‘broad and balanced and tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils and different cohorts,’ and noted that ‘all year 11 pupils have moved on to sustained education and training.’
Jo Morgan, Chief Executive said “The Ofsted report reflects the fantastic work of the Coppice Academy and its staff. The Shaw Education Trust is dedicated to enabling the success of all our students, to provide them with the best support and opportunities to transform their lives.” This report is a celebration of our students’ brilliance and their awesome achievements”
The academy achieved this excellent report amidst significant building works currently being undertaken on site, which will create additional learning space for pupils to cater further for their needs. This is in addition to a sensory room, funded by the Shaw Trust, with money raised by their London Marathon Runners.
Diane Ahearn, Principal said, “This is just the beginning of our journey to outstanding, we are growing a school that has enthusiastic and inspiring staff. The building work will also provide us with bigger and better facilities to further enable our students’ future success.”