Joy Ballard

Joy BallardMrs Joy Ballard becomes principal at Ryde Academy in September 2015.

She was previously head at Willow High School in Cardiff.

Below are some of the articles mentioning Mrs Ballard.

Ryde Academy: GCSE results for 2017

Annie Littlewood, Amy Jones, Naomi Baker

Ryde Academy have seen a 71% improved of subjects from last year's GCSE results.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 12:40pm

By Nat Nelson

Shock at proposal to merge Sandown Bay Academy with Ryde Academy (update 2)

sandown bay academy

AET replaced the Board of Governors at Sandown Bay Academy with a Management Board last week. This afternoon they announce shocking news, it's unclear what the impact on the pupils will be.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Academy are back with the Warriors in 2017

Wightlink Warriors riders

Ryde Academy has continued its partnership with the Wightlink Warriors into 2017.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 12:16pm

By Barry Bishop

Education on the Isle of Wight has ‘turned a corner’ says Leader

Gold stars

The council leader says "Ofsted outcomes are demonstrating that education has turned the corner on the Island" and praises Ryde Academy on their recent inspection.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 12:11pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Academy’s latest Ofsted brings a huge step forward in IW education

Ryde pupils

Pupil attainment is 'rapidly rising' under 'inspirational leadership of the Principal', as Ryde Academy received a 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Well done to all, a great early Christmas present.

Friday, 16th December, 2016 3:17pm

By Nat Nelson with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2016 GCSE level results: Live coverage

exam results

OnTheWight will update you throughout the day with Isle of Wight GCSE results as they come in from the various schools.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 6:44am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight A level results: Live coverage (updated)

Well done sticker :

OnTheWight will update you throughout the day with Isle of Wight A level results as they come in from the various colleges.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Students awarded for achievement and progress

Julia Banachowska age 15 receiving her award from Dame Janet Paraskeva

The Rt Honourable Dame Janet Paraskeva was the guest speaker and presented Ryde Academy students with awards at their presentation evening earlier this month.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 8:57am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Academy dancers receive high praise

hillary seaton

Ryde Academy Dance Teacher, Hilary Seaton, had the honour of being invited to a lunch in Cardiff to celebrate Rubicon Dance’s 40th birthday where she was told that dancers at the Academy are some of the best in the country.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 11:21am

By Nat Nelson

Students learn important life skills whilst working with horses

bodster ryde academy

Ryde Academy Students have been spending time at Bodster CIC and through interaction with horses have been learning some important social and life skills.

Friday, 8th April, 2016 9:21am

By Nat Nelson with 2 readers' comments

AET comes under fire from Ofsted again

pupils using laptops

The Dept for Education certainly isn't very happy with AET at the moment. Their letters to them are becoming ever more stern, telling them to raise standards. Happily, Island their IW schools are on the way up.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:51pm

By Sally Perry

Culture at Academy has been ‘transformed’ in just a matter of months

Good job sign:

This is very good news for the staff, pupils and parents. Ofsted have seen a dramatic improvement in the culture of the school and can see it's well on the way to becoming a 'Good' school. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 18th December, 2015 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments