January 2020 Ofsted Inspection
As you are aware, our school was inspected by Ofsted in January and their report is now available for you to read.
The Ofsted inspection looked back at the progress we have made since our last inspection in November 2017. As parents you are fully aware of the challenges we have faced in the last two years. Ofsted saw these challenges but recognised we have made difficult decisions and now have the capacity to move the school forward.
Whilst the new Ofsted criteria “Quality of Education” was judged as inadequate, leading to an overall category of inadequate, they recognised that other areas retained the classification from the previous inspection (requires improvement).
All areas for development identified by Ofsted were already in our plans for improvements. Links between parents and staff have been a priority and we have already been successful in starting a PTFA and enjoyed our very first “Film Night”. We recognised that children have not historically had enough responsibility and therefore a School Council, Worship Team and identification of House Captains and teams has already been established. All of these will give the children lots of experience in encouraging each other and sharing their ideas. We have also planned an exciting Reading Week to launch a love for reading and woven across that week teachers will be communicating their high expectations of the children and our commitment to a quality reading curriculum.
The Ofsted report reflects where we were. However, it is not where we are now, six weeks on. We can’t change yesterday but we do have the capacity and energy to change today and tomorrow. We thank you all for your continued support on this journey.
The final report is available to read on our school website and the Ofsted website. If you require a hard copy, please call into the School Office.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding this report, please do not hesitate to contact us via school.
Mrs Laura Dean