We are delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection in November 2013 praised students’ achievement, the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of students and the leadership and management of the school.
We are the first secondary school in Islington to be inspected under the challenging and rigorous new Ofsted framework. Inspectors recognised the ‘accelerated rates of progress’ that our students achieve at the school. This news follows our 2013 examination results earlier this year which saw us celebrate our best ever results, with 63% of students achieving 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths, demonstrating a staggering increase of 21% percentage points in just one year.
The report also identified the inspiring teaching methods adopted by staff, supporting students to ‘achieve their full potential’; in particular Inspectors commented on ‘teachers [who] engage the interest of students’, the ‘high quality feedback’ students receive and students’ ‘positive attitudes towards learning’. Driving this success forward is our strong leadership which has ‘successfully embedded a culture of high aspirations’.
As a school with a passionate team of staff, highly ambitious students, ongoing and invaluable support from parents and an inspiring curriculum underpinned by a strong academic core, we are confident we will continue on our upward trajectory in our state-of-the-art new building.
Head teacher, Diana Osagie commented, “We are delighted with the news that IAMS has been rated a ‘good’ school and our hard work and achievement has been recognised by Inspectors. This is an incredibly exciting time for IAMS as we continue to excel across all areas on our journey to outstanding. We are confident in our ability to accelerate our success even further in our state-of-the-art new building. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our students, staff and parents for their continued commitment and support.”
Chair of Governors, Flora Goldhill commented, “This is a fantastic achievement for IAMS and is a great testament to the dedication and hard work of students, staff and parents. We look forward to a promising and successful future as we build on the progress and achievement made to date.”
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