In November 2017, the school received its fourth full OFSTED inspection and we were rated as ‘Requires Improvement’.
We recognise that this report reflects the progress made by the school over time since the last report in 2014 and that the school has been through a challenging period.
We are pleased with many aspects of the report and acknowledge that there are areas needing work. We are of course very pleased that Ofsted has judged the personal development and welfare of our children and our Early Years service as good. That includes noting that our children get off to a good start in their early years and make progress, that pupils’ behaviour is good and that pupils feel safe in school which parents agree with.
The development needs identified by Ofsted are areas we are already working hard on and the actions being taken are beginning to make progress with greater impact to come.
The report is very clear that our Governing body and leadership team are determined to improve standards for our children and we are pleased that the inspectors highlighted that we are already addressing and results are beginning to show impact.
We are confident that this will continue as our school team of staff and governors, working closely with parents, carry on implementing our improvement plan which is firmly focused on ensuring that all our children get the very best out of their school/reach their potential.
According to the report:
- Children feel safe and say that bullying is rare. They are happy and enjoy school.
- Parents and Carers agree that pupils are safe at school and most would recommend the school.
- Governors are determined to improve standards in the school.
- Current leaders are taking appropriate actions to improve school standards.
- Teachers know their children well and provide them with interesting and often fun learning activities.
- Teaching assistants provide appropriate support for the pupils they work with.
Please find the full report via the link below: