Following Ryde Academy’s great news last week, this in from the council. Ed
Ryde Academy was re-inspected on 22 and 23 November 2016 and inspectors have concluded that it is now a good school. The school was previously judged to be requiring improvement in October 2014.
Councillor Jonathan Bacon, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, has enthusiastically welcomed this outcome and said:
“This is great news for all the students attending Ryde Academy, their parents and the wider community. I am very grateful for the strong leadership of Joy Ballard and the hard work and dedication of her staff team. Joy has provided inspirational leadership since she joined the academy and I have no doubt that the school will continue to build upon this achievement.
“I am also optimistic that this outcome will be replicated by other secondary schools across the Island when they are re-inspected later this academic year. Ofsted outcomes are demonstrating that education has turned the corner on the Island and we need to build upon the improvements being made to create a truly world class education system.”