Outstanding Science

A Stoke-on Trent Academy has come top of the class for the way in which it teaches science, according to an independent assessment by an ex-Senior Ofsted Inspector.

The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent invited independent assessors to inspect the way science was delivered at the Academy. The progress of the students in GCSE Science is among the top 3% nationally. Rightly the leadership and management of science was evaluated as “outstanding”.

Nick Lowry, who has recently been confirmed Principal of the Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent, said: “According to a recent report from the Campaign for Science and Engineering, there is an annual shortfall of 40,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skilled workers in the UK.”

“With that kind of shortage of scientists and engineers both nationally and locally in Stoke-on-Trent it is vital that we give all our students the best possible education in this key sector so I am delighted that this independent evaluation considered elements of our science provision as outstanding.”

Mr Lowry, who was appointed interim Principal last year following the retirement of Andrew Stanier, has now been confirmed as Principal.

Michael Greenacre, Chair of Governors said: “I am delighted that Nick Lowry has been confirmed as Principal of the Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent and I am confident that the Academy, which has made such progress in recent years, will continue to grow under his leadership.”

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