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Phoenix Infant Academy in Slough celebrates Good Ofsted report after troubled years

After several turbulent years, Phoenix Infant Academy is celebrating receiving a Good with Outstanding features Ofsted report.

Formally known as Godolphin Infant School, that received a Special Measures rating from Ofsted meaning it required improvement across all sectors, the academy in Warrington Avenue has experienced a whirlwind change since Kevin Oakley joined the school as head teacher in September 2016.

“I can’t express how proud of my team I am,” he said.

When Mr. Oakley joined the school it had gone through five head teachers in two years.

“The environment was disenfranchised with a dependency on resources that weren’t bespoke to the needs of our children.”

Ofsted reported that the staff’s hard work has produced happy and aspirational students.

Mr. Oakley said: “It’s been a challenge but the reward seeing the children skip into school excited and proud to be part of Phoenix Infant Academy makes all the grey hairs and worry lines worthwhile.”

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