What is OFSTED?
Ofsted stand for: Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
They are responsible for:
- inspecting maintained schools and academies, some independent schools, and many other educational institutions and programmes outside of higher education
- inspecting childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training
- publishing reports of our findings so they can be used to improve the overall quality of education and training
- regulating a range of early years and children’s social care services, making sure they’re suitable for children and potentially vulnerable young people
- reporting to policymakers on the effectiveness of these services
We Are a Good School...
Dedicated and determined senior leaders and governors have secured improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection. The school is well placed to improve further.
The governing body provides good quality support and challenge and is knowledgeable about the school.
Pupils’ behaviour is good and supports their good achievement. Pupils have a good understanding of how to stay safe in a range of situations. They have confidence in staff to help them with any difficulties they may have.
The quality of teaching is good. Lessons engage pupils in their learning. Pupils participate readily in lessons and benefit from good quality questioning. Classroom displays support pupils’ learning well.
Skilled teaching assistants provide valuable support for pupils within the classroom, in small groups or one to one.
Achievement is good. From sometimes very low starting points when they enter the school, pupils make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs receive good support which enables them to achieve well. Standards in English and mathematics are rising.
Staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well through the subjects taught, as well as through musical, theatrical and sporting opportunities.
Provision in the early years is good. Children settle into good routines quickly. These ensure they are well equipped for life in school.