Research and analysis

Design for the future: Walsall Academy

This publication was withdrawn on 22 August 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Walsall Academy assesses students’ progress in design and technology.



Inspection surveys of design and technology conclude that many schools find the assessment of students’ progress, particularly at Key Stage 3, difficult. Walsall Academy gets it right.

This example explains how Walsall Academy uses graduates and student mentors to inspire students and effective feedback to challenges students thinking and promotes their good progress.