Chair's Response to Ofsted Report December 2016
The report highlights areas of improvement but also areas that still require improvement since the last inspection.
Governors have secured new leadership for the school and will be seeking to address the report's concerns over "leadership challenge" and the school’s performance.
The Ofsted inspection has also highlighted many positive aspects of the school with particular recognition for some key members of staff. Pupils are proud of their school and consider they are safe and secure within it.
Ofsted March 2015
“Standards throughout the school are high. By the end of each key stage, results are much higher than the national average."
"Pupils behave very well and are polite and courteous. They follow the school rules and play well together. Pupils take pride in their work .Pupils feel safe at school and are taught how to keep themselves safe. They feel safe from bullying and are confident that teachers will be able to deal with any issues that should arise."
"The school’s leaders have created a culture where pupils are expected to work hard, behave well and do their best."
"The quality of teaching is good and improving because leaders made it a clear priority. Good relationships, well-established routines and good questioning skills are particular strengths."
"Parents express a high degree of satisfaction with the school. They are confident that their children are safe and are happy with the progress they make. The vast majority of parents would recommend the school to others."
"Early years provision is good and children make good progress, particularly in phonics (the sounds that letters make). Children are well prepared for Year 1.”