Ofsted Gives Thumbs Up To Improving ESLA Academy

STAFF and pupils at the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy (ESLA) are celebrating what Ofsted have described as ‘significant improvements’ in the Academy’s performance, in a short period of time. ESLA has been removed from special measures following the most recent inspection, with Ofsted praising the school for its improved quality of teaching, leadership and pupil achievement. Headteacher Linda Foley who took up the post in March, has high ambitions which are shared by the staff and members of the academy trust. Ms Foley says: “Change is difficult, so many thanks need to go to everyone in ‘Team ESLA’ this year. Our success is down to the commitment of so many different groups and everyone has played their part. So thank you and well done to them all. There is still a way to go to become the outstanding school that this community deserves, but we are clearly heading in the right direction.” Ms Foley is optimistic about the future, believing that the commitment and diversity of those working together to make ESLA a success has been impressive. These include primary, secondary and university partners, the local churches, and business and community partners amongst others. She says: “What all the partners involved understand is the importance of a good school to a proud, thriving community. It has a huge impact on the future of the local community and we all believe that it is worth investing in it. Our team is passionate about giving our students the best opportunities we can and helping to shape young people who have the character and ambition to achieve whatever they set their hearts on.”