Ofsted report and parent view

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages.

Understanding a school inspection report:

  • How well inspectors think the school is doing and what it could do to make things even better.

  • How well pupils are doing, both in their education and their overall well-being and personal development.

  • What parents and carers think about the school.

  • How up to date the school buildings are, including any boarding school living accommodation.

  • How any problems or complaints are dealt with.

  • How the school complies with rules and regulations.

Parent View:

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Please click the ‘Parent View’ link below to access the website and leave your comments.

“Leaders have continued to prioritise the teaching of phonics and reading.”

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“The mathematics curriculum is clearly sequenced. Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to continually revisit and review previous learning.”

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“Leaders have ensured that pupils have plenty of opportunities
to design, make and evaluate projects using different materials.”

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“Leaders provide ‘chatterpacks’ to parents so that they have the age-appropriate resources they need to support their child’s
reading.”

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“Leaders have established ‘hive’ provision for pupils who need it. These well-resourced, intimate settings provide the intense support that a significant minority of pupils need.”

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“As soon as children start school, leaders check their speech and language needs so that extra help can be provided, where it is required.”

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“In other curriculum
areas, such as design technology (DT), the curriculum is improving rapidly.”

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“Leaders have created an ambitious curriculum that sets out clearly what pupils should
learn and when.”

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“In subjects such as history, teachers use assessment skilfully to find out what pupils know before they start to teach a new unit of work.”

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“Teachers provide lots of opportunities for pupils to rehearse and say the sounds they are learning aloud, which helps them to remember them.”

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“Pupils now use mathematical vocabulary with accuracy.”

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“Pupils spoke with enthusiasm about the school garden they are developing and of their plans for the fruit and vegetables they will grow.”

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“Children are
taught to read as soon as they start in the early years.”

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“Leaders ensure there is a focus on developing pupils’ mathematical vocabulary.”

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“The help that leaders provide for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a strength of the school.”

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“In the early years, mathematics is a high priority. Daily ‘carpet time’ is used to teach children
mathematical concepts”

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“Leaders’ subject monitoring has led to a consistent and successful approach to the teaching of phonics across the early years and key stage 1.”

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“School council representatives attend School Stakeholder Group (SSG) meetings to share their views.”

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“Leaders use assessment well to ensure that the books pupils read match the sounds they already know.”

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“Leaders have rightly reorganised their curriculum to make up for learning that has been
lost during the COVID-19”

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“In the short term, leaders have placed a greater focus on subjects such as
English and mathematics.”

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“One pupil told inspectors that ‘teachers are really caring, we know if we ask for help, we will get it’.”

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“Knowledgeable and highly trained leaders ensure that pupils get the support they need to achieve.”

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“Pupils are clear about the school rules.”

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“Leaders ensure that opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematical understanding are provided in the activities pupils
complete.”

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“Strong, cross-curricular links with subjects, such as science, give pupils the opportunity to apply their skills and
knowledge when making products.”

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“Democratically elected roles, such as house captains and school councillors, enable pupils to contribute purposefully to school life.”

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“Pupils feel that they are being listened to and that their views help leaders to improve the school.”

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