Lynne Goodhand, LLE

GM LLE Collaborative


LLE designation
(Date of designation) 
July 2016
How long have you been a Headteacher/Principal?  I have been a Headteacher for 24 years working across 3 local authorities.
Current School
(LA or Sponsor) 
Oasis Academy Watermead – Sheffield
(Oasis Community Learning)
Recent OfSTED judgement
(Overall and Leadership)
New academy awaiting inspection.
Previous school (a school in very challenging circumstances) – overall judgement good with leadership and management judgement outstanding.

Context of School

A brand new primary academy with a nursery which opened in September 2014.   We currently have 220 pupils on roll growing year on year to full capacity of 420.

The academy is in an area of high social deprivation with 46% classed as disadvantaged.  Many pupils are newly arrived to the UK with little previous schooling.

Last year the academy admitted a significant number of Roma pupils.

Overall 38% of pupils are EAL.

Levels of mobility are very high with 72% of our pupils living out of catchment.  Three of our pupils have an EHCP and a significant amount of pupils have been diagnosed with autism.

Given the academy is growing over time with ongoing admissions and high levels of mobility the published data does not reflect the outcomes of the pupils in the school who make rapid progress from very low starting points.