13 July 2015

‘Good’ Ofsted judgement for City Academy Whitehawk welcomed

Council leader Warren Morgan has welcomed the news that City Academy Whitehawk has been judged ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted inspectors.
Cllr Morgan, who is himself a former governor of the school, said: “This is a magnificent effort from a school that has had a difficult time in recent years. Headteacher David Williams and his team deserve the highest possible praise for all the hard work they’ve put into achieving this.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to City College for all the work they have put in as sponsor of the Academy to make this happen.
“The council’s education team works in close partnership with all the state schools in the city regardless of their governance to drive up standards, and we also bring schools together to share best practice.

“Whitehawk is one of the city’s most disadvantaged areas, and this success is a reminder that economic disadvantage should not be seen as a barrier to academic success.”

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Tom Bewick, added:

“Thanks to our collaborative approach we are ahead of the game nationally overall in terms of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgements for our primary schools. We celebrate all their successes, but there is still much more to do.
“We are determined to help ensure that all our schools achieve good or outstanding Ofsted judgements in the coming years.  This is what our parents and children deserve, and what the city as a whole needs.
“We have a duty to do everything in our power to help today’s children become tomorrow’s well-educated, well-rounded young adults who can make a positive contribution to society and have the skills they need to compete in the job market.”