In June 2013 Ofsted Inspectors judged the school to be good with outstanding behaviour & safety. To read the full report click here. The following key findings show both the strengths of the school and also what we needed to do to provide an outstanding education for our children.
This is a good school because:
· Pupils achieve well in all key stages. Overall, the levels they reach by the time they leave are broadly average in English and mathematics.
· The quality of teaching is typically good as teachers plan effectively. Teachers have high expectations and give pupils clear guidance about how they can improve their work.
· Teachers use information and communication technology such as computers and interactive whiteboards effectively to motivate pupils and help them to tackle challenging work.
· The governing body, headteacher and other leaders are ambitious for the school. They know the school’s strengths and areas for improvements very well.
· Rigorous systems to check the quality of teaching and learning ensure that teachers know what they do well and how to improve.
· Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They are polite and show great respect for all members of the school community. Pupils say they feel safe and are very well cared for.
· The school’s inclusive ethos and caring environment underpin the successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
It is not yet an outstanding school because:
- There is insufficient outstanding teaching.
- Pupils’ progress in writing at Key Stage 2 is lower than in reading and mathematics.
- The curriculum is not sufficiently relevant to the needs of pupils who have recently joined the Speech, Language and Communication Unit.
If any families are interested in learning more about what an OFSTED category means, and the inspection process, click on the link here: http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/about-our-inspection-reports