Ofsted visit Westbridge Academy
Ofsted visited Westbridge Academy in March 2019 and we are pleased to announce that it has maintained its ‘good’ rating.
Inspectors found that ‘the personalisation of the offer to pupils is an important part of the school’s ethos and allows a different package of academic and social support to be given
to meet individual needs’.
Ofsted inspectors visited Parkside Academy, Lindbergh Campus and the Ipswich Hospital School in March 2019. We are pleased to announce that all three provisions have maintained their ‘good’ rating.
Inspectors found that pupils across all three sites are “happy and positive” about their experiences at school and have good, respectful relationships with teachers and staff.
Short Story Success
Eight students at the Lindbergh Campus have had their stories published in an international book as part of a short story competition organised by Young Writers. The students, in Years 10 and 11, were selected out of 30,000 entries hoping to be featured in the ‘Stranger Sagas’ book, inspired by the popular Netflix sci-fi thriller, Stranger Things.
The competition encouraged students to explore their creativity and write a 100-word opening to a mystery, thriller, sci-fi or horror story. Entries were then shortlisted and published in regional books across the UK, with the top stories collated into an international book featuring a selection of short stories from young people around the world.
Hannah Baker, English teacher at the Lindbergh Campus, said: “The competition was a great opportunity for the students to think creatively. They really enjoyed writing their own short stories and are incredibly proud to see their names published in an international book. It’s a fantastic achievement, especially as students at the Lindbergh Campus all face a number of different challenges in their education. Many of our students struggle with dyslexia, learning difficulties and behavioural issues, and some speak English as a second language, so it’s fantastic that they have achieved recognition as published young writers.”
The story made the local newspapers.