Is OFSTED Outstanding Sustainable?

We sat down with Charlie Kennard, Principal of ELAM, in the first of our “In The Staffroom” podcast series and he said the biggest issue facing ELAM is sustaining the Outstanding provision they have achieved both in terms of money, time and, quite frankly, hard work. This must be an issue that many schools are and have faced.

East London Arts & Music isa Free School that was recently awarded Outstanding by Ofsted and is a 16–19 Academy focused on delivering industry-standard offerings in Music and Digital Media.

Charlie tells us some of the issues that he’s facing as well as some of the best practices that he’s learnt along the journey. Listen here —

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