Ofsted Inspection May 2019

Whilst we fully respect the evidence base the inspector saw during the two day visit to our school, as you would expect we were very disappointed with the judgement. We continue to work hard to improve standards for your children and have already started to address concerns raised in the report.

The main reason the school was judged to be inadequate was based on very specific safeguarding issues.

From the safeguarding concerns raised, we have addressed the following:-

  1. The Designated Safeguarding Lead training has been updated and staff have received additional training and regular information.
  2. The Child Protection Policy has been contextualised and can be found on the school’s website.
  3. Our systems and processes have been reviewed to ensure they are timely and rigorous.

Other key findings were to ensure that:-

  1. The quality of teaching is consistent across the whole school.
  2. All pupils make consistently good or better progress.
  3. All leaders in school continue to drive to bring about improvement across the school

The report also stated:-

Pupils are happy and they enjoy school. They like their friends and they like their teachers. They say that adults are kind and help them in classrooms and in the playground. Pupils say that they feel safe in school because there is always someone to listen to them and to help them sort out any problems.”

 “The school is very caring and nurturing and encourages pupils to take care of each other and to be kind to those around them. Pupils are taught to respect each other regardless of circumstances and are therefore well prepared for life in modern Britain.”

 “Parents agree that pupils are happy and safe in school and are well cared for”

The report recognised many of our strengths and we will continue to build on these going forward:

  • Relationships between pupils and staff are good and this contributes towards pupils’ positive attitudes towards their work.
  • Pupils listen carefully to the teacher and to each other and this creates a positive climate for learning.
  • Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium and SEND pupils make good progress
  • Teachers use tracking systems to check pupils progress and address underachievement
  • Provision and outcomes in EYFS are good. The teaching provides activities that allow children to progress well in all aspects of their development

We continue to work in liaison with the Local Authority and the Solent Teaching School Alliance to ensure provision for your children is engaging, exciting and challenging. We look forward to working with you all in the future.