Heanor Gate Spencer Academy is rated Outstanding by Ofsted

As the Principal of Heanor Gate Spencer Academy, I am incredibly proud of everyone involved in our unique ‘Team Heanor’ community. This judgement is more than an Ofsted grade; it is the pinnacle of a 7 year journey of school improvement which has seen the school move from ‘Requires Improvement’,  to ‘Good’ and now ‘Outstanding’.  This recognition is for everyone: our amazing students, our supportive families, the wider community and our talented, caring and dedicated staff.

The collective efforts of many people over a prolonged period of time have allowed us to reach this point. A culture of aspiration is now embedded and everyone shares the common goal of wanting the very best for all of our young people. Our staff body are not only highly skilled professionals but the level of care and personal investment they show towards our students is phenomenal.  

I am thrilled with the judgement but in true Team Heanor style we will not allow an ounce of complacency. Instead, hopefully the judgement will open more doors for us as a school as we continue to evolve and develop to provide the very best learning and life experiences for the young people in our community.

Matt Jones, Principal

Read the full report here