George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Ofsted & DfE Performance Tables

Ofsted 2016

The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial government department. The Office carries out regular inspections of each school in England, resulting in a published evaluation of the effectiveness of the school. An adverse report may include a recommendation for further intervention in the running of the school.

The latest inspection took place 2-3 March 2016 and Ofsted inspectors observed the Academy’s work, scrutinised documents and met with the Principal, senior and middle leaders, groups of students and representatives of the Local Governing Body to examine every aspect of Academy life.

The report was published in April 2016 and it has found that Teaching and Learning are "Good" and the outcomes for students are "Good", while the quality of the sixth form's leadership and achievement are also recognised.

Fundamentally, George Salter Academy is a good school, with many strengths, and Ofsted recognises these.

However, the report does highlight that there were some important safeguarding omissions at the time of the inspection, and these have led to the school being placed in special measures.

After the inspection, our sponsor, OAT, moved quickly to put in place a number of key actions to ensure that the issues raised are being addressed - the safety of our students is our utmost priority, and any occasion that procedures are not fully adhered to is not good enough:

  • Pank Patel joined as Principal
  • a new governing body was immediately appointed
  • all issues are being addressed, including additional training for staff and the tightening of all our procedures and policies


Click here to download the letter from Pank Patel regarding the Section 8 inspection report from 13.09.2016 [pdf, 355 KB]


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Click here to register: and follow the instructions on the screen.


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