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Ofsted Inspections 

 

 

 

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.  

 

Strengths

  • 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

 

 

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