UCL statement on today’s Ofsted report on The UCL Academy
11 June 2014
Although we were disappointed by some elements of the Ofsted report for the UCL Academy, we have found the process productive and fully accept the recommendations from the inspection team, which are entirely in line with the Academy’s plans.
The school is at an early phase in its development, and we expected that this would be reflected in Ofsted’s judgement. We continue to work closely with the school and with the governing body on several of the areas identified in the report already, particularly on data monitoring and assessment, and on the ways in which governors engage with the sponsor. We will continue to support the school as it works to establish the highest standards for learning, teaching and pupil attainment. We are pleased by the report’s affirmation that school leaders make good use of links with the Academy’s sponsor to support students’ development and ambition.
UCL is fully committed to the vision for the UCL Academy, and to its staff and governors. UCL looks forward to continuing to explore how secondary and higher education institutions can work together to improve the life chances and education opportunities available to young people.