Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.
Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Download our Ofsted Inspection report for June 2017
Their key findings for our school were...
• This school continues to be good. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
• Members of staff feel reinvigorated and are striving hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils. There is a culture where teachers feel supported, able to take risks and keen to share their practice with one another.
• The governors share our ambition to become an outstanding school. They are providing good support to move the school forward.
• Most parents are delighted with the quality of education being provided and with the genuine efforts being made to keep them informed and involved in their child’s learning and development.
• Pupils feel happy and safe at school. They conduct themselves well and co-operate effectively in lessons to support one another’s learning.
• We have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and detailed records of good quality are maintained.
• It is clear our focus on improving the quality of teaching has raised expectations and members of staff are doing more to challenge pupils’ thinking. In most year groups our assessment information and the work in books shows that pupils are making accelerated progress.
• Pupils of all ages are avid readers and are prepared to tackle challenging texts as soon as they feel capable.
• Teachers are quick to provide well-targeted support in the early years, and good additional support for reading ensures that disadvantaged pupils quickly secure strong phonics skills.
Next steps for the school
Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:
• The proportion of pupils attaining the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics, particularly at the end of Year 2, increases to be consistently above the national average.
• The teaching of mathematics is enhanced by ensuring that pupils are consistently required to apply their knowledge by solving challenging mathematical problems.
• The governing body holds leaders to account for pupil outcomes through the robust scrutiny of pupil progress data at each assessment point across the year.