Ofsted Inspection March 2018
The school was inspected on the 14th March 2018 by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education. Schools no longer get a long notice period with us being informed at 1pm the day before which I think is fair as the inspectors see schools ‘as they really are’. During the inspection the inspector visited classes with a senior leader to observe teaching and learning, spoke to many children, looked in detail at children’s books/work across the school, reviewed parental feedback and spoke to some parents in the morning. She also met Governors and had a meeting with the local authority advisor responsible to hold the school to account. She considered in great detail results both previously and predicted.
Following this work in school the inspector drafts a report that has to be considered by a second inspector in the weeks that follow in light of the evidence collected. It is only after all this quality assurance work that a final outcome can be released into the public domain.
We are very proud and pleased to confirm that this school continues to be good.
The inspector was very impressed with the relationship all staff both teachers and teaching assistants have with children which helps support their development both academically and socially. She observed good teaching across the school and comments on both of the above points many times in the short report.
On behalf of the staff and governors I would like to thank all parents who completed questionnaires or spoke directly with the inspector.
We now have three action points to drive the school towards outstanding. In relation to KS1 writing my staff are ahead of the game with the actions identified having already been embedded. Any parent with a Year 2 child who has been able to attend either the parent meeting or parent/teacher interviews will understand how demanding the requirements are by the end of this year group and how hard particularly, but not exclusively in writing our children find these goals.