At our last full Ofsted inspection which was completed in February 2014, we were judged to be 'Good' across all areas. Ofsted identified a number of strengths and areas for improvement in the report as detailed below.
- Leaders' management of the school is forward-thinking, thoughtful and determined.
- Teachers and Teaching Assistants have an in-depth knowledge of pupils and of the way they learn, accurately matching activities to their varying abilities.
- The wide range of subjects and activities is innovative and excites pupils.
- Pupils are keen and eager to learn, showing a lively interest in their work.
- The behaviour of the majority of pupils is impeccable in lessons and at break and lunch time.
- Pupils make excellent progress in their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Achievement in music, dance and as members of the 'signing' choir is outstanding.
- Excellent links with numerous health and other professionals ensures pupils are very well cared for and receptive to learning.
- Adults are expert at maintaining the skills of pupils with degenerative and life-limiting conditions and of those who are terminally ill. As a result these pupils continue to enjoy learning.
- Parents are very pleased with the school and appreciate the high quality care it provides for their children.
- The school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.
Areas for Improvement
The following Ofsted recommendations are now embedded within our School Improvement Plan.
- There are not enough opportunities to further the skills of the most able pupils in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics in all lessons, and in displays.
- Adults do not always use signs and symbols to help pupils with limited speech as often as they should.
Ofsted Report 2014