The Education Review Office (ERO) is the government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and young people in early childhood services and schools.

Most recently ERO has reported on ACG Sunderland in 2019.
Below are some of the highlights from the most recent ERO report.

Numerous opportunities

High expectations of staff and students generate a highly focused learning environment. This reflects the school’s goal of fostering in each student a clarity of purpose to achieve their full potential.

Years 1 to 6 students now have more science learning each week.

Extra-curricular opportunities are encouraged, including music, performance and camps off site. Learning support and pastoral care help students in their wellbeing and achievement. This support includes tutor and mentoring programmes and relevant programmes for English language learners.

Student success

The generally instructional mode of teaching suits the school’s strong academic focus and is complemented by the fostering of students’ self efficacy, and ownership of their own learning. ERO observed positive, highly focused, and well-managed classrooms throughout the school. The school’s achievement information indicates high levels of student achievement across the CIE system.

The school is committed to appointing well-qualified teachers with expertise in their specialist areas. ACG and school leaders maintain rigorous quality assurance of staff performance and professional growth.