Of the five categories that were judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ at the last inspection, three of those categories are now ‘Good’.
Particularly pleasing were the comments regarding children’s Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. There has been an increase in their enjoyment and engagement with learning since the beginning of the academic year.
Ofsted also said the children are now demonstrating positive ‘Behaviour for Learning’ skills which are impacting on their progress:
“Attitudes to learning are strong. Pupils appreciate the wide range of activities both in and outside the classroom. Pupils enjoy additional homework activities and the results are often of high quality.”
The inspectors agreed that they have no doubt that the other two categories will be ‘Good’ given a few more months to embed the impact of the systems introduced by the team.