A secondary school in Bradford, West Yorkshire has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, with the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectors mentioning the positive impact that Mosaic has had on students.
Inspectors also noted that Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge and Secondary School mentoring programmes, both of which are run at the school, have given the pupils involved several vital skills.
The report highlighted:
“The ‘Mosaic’ initiative this year and last gives a large number of pupils in Years 9 and 10 access to support from a range of professional mentors, builds confidence and helps them develop leadership skills. Pupils have opportunities to engage in ‘young apprentice’ activities and in enterprise challenges; some pupils came second in a national enterprise competition and another group of pupils is entering again this year.”
Neil Miley, Principal of Dixons Kings Academy, said: “We’re happy that Mosaic’s work has contributed to our Outstanding rating by Ofsted. It’s clear that our students have gained a huge amount by participating in Mosaic’s programmes. Mosaic’s belief that all young people have the potential to do great things in life regardless of their background is one that we enthusiastically share and endorse at our school.”
Leah Larkin, Mosaic’s Regional Manager in Yorkshire, added: “The staff at Dixons Kings Academy have always been hugely supportive of our work and I’m very pleased to see that the school has been rated so highly by Ofsted. I’m also very encouraged that the impact of Mosaic’s work has been cited by the HMI Inspectors in their report; it’s yet more evidence that what we are doing in schools across the region is having a truly positive impact.”