OFSTED February 2020
We have received our latest OFSTED report which I am happy to share with you. Despite our overall grade remaining ‘Requires Improvement’ the report is overwhelmingly positive with the inspectors recognising the many improvements that have been made since our last inspection. Indeed, they gave us three ‘Good’ grades out of five.
They acknowledged that the school is now in a more stable position; they could not overlook previous poor outcomes for children but recognised that staff are working hard to ‘reverse the trend’ and that children in our Early Years are given a good start and are ‘developing their skills across different areas of learning’.
Especially pleasing was the fact that ‘evidence of rapid improvement’ in the teaching of early reading was identified. Also that ‘teachers make learning fun’ and that ‘staff create memorable experiences for pupils’.
Behaviour is praised throughout the report ‘Pupils are polite. They behave well in lessons, so everyone can learn.’ In addition, inspectors recognised that school provides well for children with additional needs and provide ‘intense support in building their resilience for learning.’
The impact of the new headteacher was acknowledged and it was recognised that the school governors ‘know the school well’.
School leaders will of course continue to work on areas identified in the report; recent improvements need to be fully embedded into school life in order to have the desired impact on outcomes for children. We will continue to further develop our new curriculum and extend the roles of the subjects leaders within that, however, we feel that we have an excellent foundation to build on as we continue on our journey.
All schools are inspected under the Ofsted Framework and currently our school is rated as 'Requiring Improvement'; we know the areas on which we need to improve and have put robust plans in place for rapid improvement.
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Diocesan Section 48 Reports
As a Catholic Primary School as well as Ofsted Inspections we have Section 48 Inspections which report about how we perform as a church school. We are in the Diocese of Lancaster