IMPROVEMENTS have been made but more still needs to be done at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, Ofsted inspectors have said.

The school was handed an overall 'inadequate' rating by the watchdog at its last inspection, a report published in March revealed.

Inspectors found that the quality of education, personal development, and leadership and management required improvement, while behaviour and attitudes were found to be inadequate.

An inspector returned to the school in October for a serious weaknesses monitoring inspection, visiting lessons, scrutinising documents, observing break times, and meeting and talking to staff and pupils.

The report from the latest visit revealed that leaders have made progress to improve the school, but more work is needed for the school to no longer by judged as having serious weaknesses.

The inspector said the senior team have worked "particularly effectively" to improve behaviour, and that the school now has a more stable staff team, which is positive and committed to making improvements.

Clear expectations for how pupils move around the school had been set, including a one-way system, with most complying in the hallways and movement on the stairwells "now much safer", the inspector said.

Behaviour in lessons has improved, the report said, with less disruption and more consistency in dealing with disruption when it does occur.

Individualised support for pupils who need more help to meet expectations is in place and sanctions are used when necessary.

Changes have also been made to the governing body, the report revealed, with governors offering a range of experience and skills and having a good knowledge of the school, progress made, and next steps.

Principal Vicki Dean said: “I am pleased to see that the hard work our team has put into driving improvement has been recognised by Ofsted.

“Working closely with the senior leadership team and those at Ormiston Academies Trust we have made important changes to our curriculum and have expanded the opportunities available to our students to enable them to make the most out of their learning.

“Moving forward, our staff have a clear and unequivocal commitment to continuing to drive improvement to ensure our school is delivering the highest standard of education, for which our community can be proud of.

“I look forward to welcoming Ofsted back into our school in due course to see first-hand the positive impact of the next phase of our improvement journey.”