Tiverton Academy


Name Tiverton Academy
Website http://www.tiverton.bham.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 March 2015
Address Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, B29 6BW
Phone Number 01214643125
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 226 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Academy Sponsor The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 27.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.7%

information about the progress that pupils make, the academy’s self-evaluation statement and

improvement plan and records of the work of the governing body. Inspectors spoke to groups of pupils about their work, heard them read and looked in detail at their books and other examples of work. Over 40 parents had responded to Parent View, the Ofsted online questionnaire, and these responses were considered alongside the academy’s own recent survey of parents’ views. Inspectors also spoke with parents as they collected their children at the end of the academy day. Questionnaires returned from 15 members of staff were taken into consideration. Inspection team Mitchell Moore, Lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Charalambos Loizou Her Majesty’s Inspector Full report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The Principal provides outstanding leadership and has been relentless in her quest to ensure that pupils receive only the very best teaching. As a result the academy has improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement considerably in the short time that it has been open. The Principal has been well supported in this work by the Vice-Principal and other leaders who share her commitment to providing the very best for pupils at the academy. From low starting points pupils make outstanding progress, and leave the academy with attainment in reading, writing and mathematics that is at least in line with national averages. The way the academy cares for pupils is exceptional, particularly for the large number of pupils that join and leave other than at the usual transition points. Even though the way the data on these pupils’ achievement is set out is not always quite as clear as it could be, teachers’ prompt assessments and well-planned support programmes, ensure that these pupils settle in well and quickly start to make good progress. Teachers have been provided with excellent support and training by leaders and the academy trust, which has led to considerable improvements in the quality of teaching. Pupils at the academy behave impeccably. They are engrossed in their learning during lessons. At break times they conduct themselves with care and consideration to others. The curriculum is a real strength of the academy and is enriched by an extensive programme of art and sporting activities. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on values and this is the reason for pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Consequently pupils are very well prepared for the next stage in their education and for life in modern Britain. The academy goes above and beyond what is required to ensure that pupils are safe. Governors share the Principal’s high aspirations for pupils and are strong advocates for the academy. They are knowledgeable about the academy and are rigorous in holding its leaders to account. The youngest children get off to an excellent start in the Nursery and Reception classes as a result of outstanding teaching, strong leadership and the effective support the setting provides for both children and families.