I am delighted to inform you that the final Ofsted inspection report from our two-day section 5 inspection on 25 May 2022 to 26 May 2022 accompanies this covering letter. The report will also be accessible via the school website today and published on the official Ofsted report website, eight working days from today’s date.
I am delighted that the hard work undertaken by The Leigh UTC staff and Leigh Academies Trust has been recognised, including the comments regarding our work in realising our STEM vision, our focus on business engagement and our collaborative approach. These are particular UTC characteristics and have made a substantial contribution to the Ofsted inspection as acknowledged in their report.
The report itself is detailed and highlights the many elements of effective provision at The Leigh UTC as well as the next steps needed to take the UTC forward. What is very satisfying is that the next steps identified were already within our development plan prior to this inspection and form part of the priorities for the next academic year.
Please take the time to read the inspection report in full.
I am particularly pleased that Ofsted recognised the journey of improvements made at The Leigh UTC over the past five years and I would like to thank the parents/carers who have supported the UTC during this time. Once again, may I thank all those involved in the inspection itself, especially the staff, Leigh Academies Trust, governors and the students who shone during the inspection process and continue to make a positive contribution to academy life.