Ofsted Inspection – June 2019
We are now in receipt of our Ofsted report and a link to this can be found on our website (paper copies available from the School Office, on request). The process was gruelling, but the outcome of the inspection is a fair one. Inspectors’ judgements completely matched the judgements made in our school self-evaluation and they did not identify any strengths or weaknesses we had not already identified ourselves. They agreed with my view that we still require improvement (I am certainly not yet satisfied that we are the ‘good’ school we are aiming for). However, they recognised the improvements made since September and acknowledged that we have experienced some difficult times regarding staff stability – particularly around Leadership and Management – but that we are now in a good position to move onwards and upwards, expressing in their feedback meeting their belief in our ability to further improve. Rome wasn’t built in a day and I never believed improvement would happen overnight. We have a stable staffing structure from September, and I am in the process of developing a clear improvement plan for implementation in the new academic year.
Ofsted agreed that we have the following strengths:
Other positive comments they made include:
The areas that they agree we need to develop or improve are:
Actions were already underway to address these identified areas, as we are aware of them ourselves. Please be assured that we will continue to strive for improvement, and know that every decision we make is done with the best intentions of improving our school for our children.