Lincoln academy gets ‘inadequate’ rating

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A primary school in Lincoln has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the inspection authority Ofsted.

Hartsholme Academy, whose website describes it as “the best school in the universe”, was told it has a number of key issues including leadership, teaching and the preparedness of pupils for the next steps of education.

The full report from the inspection in April 2018, along with a list of the key findings, can be found here.

Key findings from the OFSTED report.

In a letter written by Hartsholme Academy, Mark Knapton, its Chief Executive Officer and interim CEO of current sponsor Link Education Trust, said: “While this is disappointing for pupils, parents and staff, we had anticipated the Ofsted inspectors’ findings.

“We are supporting Daniel Callaghan, the headteacher who has been in post since September 2017 to put in place a series of strategies to turnaround the academy as soon as possible.

“The report highlights historic failings, but our focus is firmly about the future.”

As part of the improvements Healing Multi-Academy Trust will take responsibility for the Carrington Drive school and is set to take over on November 1.

An informal opportunity for parents to discuss any issues has been scheduled for Thursday, June 7 but parents are encouraged to contact headteacher Daniel Callaghan in the meantime.