Ofsted

Our latest Ofsted report can be viewed by clicking here or on the link to the right.

Here are some quotations from the report:

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, and this contributes well to their positive attitudes and good behaviour.

Achievement and teaching have improved considerably this academic year.

Moral and social development is strong and pupils have good opportunities to develop a social dimension through considering others.

Current school assessment information and evidence gathered during the inspection including work in pupils’ books and lesson observations indicates that pupils currently in school in all year groups are making progress that is at least in line with, or better than, expected.

Carefully structured plans are in place for staff professional development, and work is in progress to develop the leadership skills of staff to support the work of the senior leadership team.

Pupils feel safe in school and also know how to stay safe.

The range of subjects and topics covered in all years is good. The curriculum recognises local, regional and global differences, including different cultures and beliefs, and it promotes an understanding of others’ points of view. Planning promotes fundamental British values of democracy, liberty, and respect and tolerance of faiths and beliefs. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

The overall improvement in pupils’ learning this year reflects the better teaching now evident.

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Robust systems are in place to ensure that the safeguarding needs of pupils are a high priority. Regular training for all staff helps to make sure that they are in a strong position to identify if any pupils are at potential risk.