Minerva Academy marks new chapter with ‘good’ Ofsted report

Minerva Academy in central London has been rated “good” by Ofsted after being inspected earlier this month. First established in 2012, Minerva Academy joined REAch2 Academy Trust in September 2014 starting a new chapter in the school’s history.

Since joining the UK’s largest primary academy trust the school has improved from a rating of “requires improvement” to “good” in just three terms. The primary school, which teaches pupils aged 4-11, was rated “good” across all categories.

The report noted ‘as a member of the REAch2 multi-academy trust, the school’s culture and vision are closely aligned with the trust’s aim of ‘raising educational achievement for children’. The school works closely with staff from the trust, achieving an effective balance between the school’s independence, and trust leaders’ direction.’

The report described the training for teachers as ‘well-organised, focusing on the most important aspects of their work’ and that ‘leaders have created a calm, happy and well-organised environment in which pupils thrive…pupils have positive attitudes to their learning. They enjoy coming to school, feel safe and embrace the varied experiences offered through the school’s curriculum.’

The report praised new headteacher, Sharon Daniel, for having made ‘a positive impression on staff and parents in the short time she has been in post. Parents say she has been proactive in increasing parental involvement in the school community. Staff morale is high and all agree that they are proud to work at the school.’

Ms Daniel, said:

“We are all delighted with the rating, which is testament to the dedication and hard work of all the staff here over the last few terms. We believe all children can be successful and we will continue to strive for the very best standards of education here at Minerva.”

Sir Steve Lancashire, CEO of REAch2 Academy Trust, said:

“This is a monumental achievement for the whole team at Minerva and we are all feeling extremely proud. The school, which has faced a complex set of challenges, has been embraced by the REAch2 family, supportive parents, dedicated governors and fantastic pupils. What has been achieved in only three terms since joining the trust is fantastic.’

Interested parents can find out more about Minerva Academy at www.minerva.academy

The full report can be seen here