Ofsted

We are delighted to announce that our school achieved a “Good” judgement at the recent Ofsted inspection which took place on 3rd  & 4th February 2015.

During the inspection, all aspects of the school, reviewed under the following areas:

Leadership and management
Early Years provision
Behaviour and safety of pupils
Quality of teaching
Achievement of pupils

The inspection was very robust process, the inspection team observed 42 lessons, nine of which were observed jointly with Mr Morris and the Headteachers across both campuses.

Meetings were held with leaders, teachers, pupils, Governors and in addition a local authority representative.

The inspection team read through 158 responses to the online parent survey, Parent View, and held informal discussions with a number of parents. The inspection team also took into account the views expressed in the survey responses from 81 members of staff.

Key areas that were highlighted within the report include:

"Pupils behave well and feel safe because the school has a calm and purposeful learning atmosphere."

"Children Learn quickly in the early years provision. Caring members of staff enable them to develop confidence and independence especially well."

"Teaching is good because teachers and teaching assistants make lessons interesting and make sure that pupils understand what they are learning."

"Leaders and managers are effective in improving teaching and pupils’ achievement. The Headteachers have a firm grip on what needs to be done next to make the school even better."

We are extremely pleased that the inspection has recognised many of the areas of change and in particular a wide range of teams and colleagues who have worked hard to see the continued progress and development of the school.  This is as a result of the collaborative effort from the full support of our parents and governing body, the dedication from our staff and most importantly the commitment and drive from our students.

We look forward to working on this next exciting chapter for Claycots School Partnership as we focus on becoming a really great school for the community.