The Streetly Academy

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About The Streetly Academy

Name The Streetly Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Billy Downie
Address Queslett Road East, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2EX
Phone Number 01213532709
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1523
Local Authority Walsall
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils enjoy coming to The Streetly Academy. Staff support and encourage pupils' well-being and mental health very well. Pupils and staff have good working relationships.

This helps pupils to have positive attitudes to their learning. They work hard and want to do well. Classrooms and social areas are calm.

Pupils feel safe in school and bullying is rare. Staff deal effectively with any bullying that does happen.

Leaders have developed a curriculum that enables pupils to achieve very well.

Pupils study a broad range of subjects. Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge in subjects such as design technology, music and a...rt. Pupils welcome this because it helps to prepare them for their GCSE courses later.

Students in the sixth form achieve exceptionally well.

Leaders place a strong emphasis on supporting pupils' personal development. As part of the 'life curriculum', pupils' health and well-being are supported by the 'Streetly mile'.

Pupils value this activity as it allows them to reflect on their feelings. Pupils participate in a wide range of extra-curricular sports, performance and community opportunities, including supporting a local food bank.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have developed a highly ambitious curriculum in the sixth form.

Teachers are skilled at engaging students in highly ambitious, challenging and independent learning. This enables students to achieve exceptionally well. Students make a significant contribution to supporting younger pupils.

For example, they help younger pupils with their reading. Students also volunteer in the community to support the local food-bank initiative. Many students become sixth-form ambassadors.

These ambassadors support leaders in shaping the school community. Students say they are proud to be in the sixth form.

Leaders have developed a curriculum that covers the national curriculum but also offers a broad range of subjects to support pupils' interests and strengths.

Most teachers check what pupils know well and ensure that pupils understand what they have to do. However, there are times when teachers do not check pupils' understanding well enough. This means that some pupils have gaps in their knowledge and struggle to complete their work.

This limits the progress they make.

Where learning is more ambitious, teachers build on key subject knowledge very well over time. For example, in Year 7 religious education, pupils begin with a basic understanding of different faiths.

In later year groups, teachers then lead in-depth discussions and evaluations about these faiths. Pupils welcome these discussions when they are exposed to them. However, in key stages 3 and 4, some teachers do not take opportunities to develop pupils' knowledge and understanding as fully as they might.

For example, some teachers do not always ask pupils in-depth questions to promote appropriate discussion between them. This means that pupils are not able to fully extend their understanding of different topics.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) follow the same curriculum as other pupils.

For pupils needing support in reading or mathematics, specialist staff adapt their learning well. Support for pupils with SEND continues into the sixth form, where there is a focus on helping students to become independent young adults. Pupils with SEND join many extra-curricular activities.

For example, pupils' social and creative skills develop through art. A canvas, based on emotions and well-being, was recently displayed in a local gallery. Pupils with SEND achieve well.

Leaders have implemented a range of strategies to support pupils who are not confident readers. These strategies include sixth-form student reading mentors. However, leaders have not yet embedded sufficient strategies to promote a wider love of reading.

Leaders know there is work to do to ensure pupils read more widely beyond the curriculum.

Pupils' behaviour and attitudes are respectful and positive. Pupils who start at different times of the year say they feel welcomed and part of a community.

Pupils appreciate the 'Pride Awards', which are a positive way of rewarding pupils. Inappropriate language and behaviour are rarely heard or seen. Pupils say that derogatory language is uncommon and is dealt with quickly by leaders if it does happen.

Pupils' well-being is at the forefront of leaders' vision. Parents and carers are very positive about this vision. They particularly value the support for pupils' mental health.

The 'life curriculum' also gives pupils, including those in the sixth form, opportunities to prepare for the next stages of their education. These opportunities include learning about relationships, British values and cultural diversity. Leaders provide information about careers and future pathways.

Pupils value these opportunities and the detailed information.

Senior leaders know their school very well. They act swiftly and with determination to improve any aspects that do not meet their high expectations.

Governors know the school's strengths and areas for development. They are well informed about the curriculum and hold leaders to account for the decisions taken.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders say that safeguarding 'never ends' and that 'it could happen here'. Safeguarding leaders are visible in person and on displays around the school. Safeguarding is embedded in the culture, and all staff are urged to report any concerns.

Staff receive extensive training which is updated throughout the year. Leaders are quick to identify any pupils at risk of harm. External agencies are contacted where early help is required.

Pupils say they know who to talk to and how they can report any concerns they have. Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe, including online.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In a few subjects, teachers do not always use assessments effectively to check what pupils know and can remember.

Therefore, some pupils have gaps in their learning and do not always have a secure understanding of what they have learned. Leaders should ensure that all teachers regularly check what pupils have learned so that any gaps in learning are identified and addressed. ? In key stages 3 and 4, some teachers do not take every opportunity to ask questions that promote appropriate discussions between pupils.

This means that some learning does not allow pupils to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. Leaders should ensure that, across the school, different approaches to learning, such as questioning to promote discussion, give pupils the opportunities to develop a greater depth of knowledge. ? Leaders have not yet developed strategies to promote pupils' wider love of reading.

Opportunities to read across the curriculum are not embedded. This means that not all pupils actively engage in reading. Leaders should ensure pupils have a range of opportunities to read widely and more often.

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