Jun 11 2011

Welldon Park Infant School – OFSTED Report Available

Regular readers will recall our article in May about Ofsted planning an inspection visit at Welldon Park Infant School. Well, that visit is now completed, and the four inspectors visited 16 lessons and observed ten teachers. They also met with governors, members of staff and pupils. They also received 132 questionnaires back from parents and carers – a 51% response rate. The report is now out, and available for download here.

I’m not going to go into it in great detail – it has, obviously, high points and low points, which are best summarised in the covering letter to parents:

Here are some of the main findings from the report.

  • In Years 1 and 2 you make good progress in both English and mathematics.
  • Your good behaviour and attitudes to work are important in ensuring you make this good progress. We enjoyed seeing you so involved in your learning in lessons and so well behaved out at playtime and around the school.
  • The teachers make sure you have lots of interesting and fun things to learn, and are good at teaching you. However we have asked them to make sure that they keep records of your progress more clearly and that information is shared between all the staff.
  • We have also asked the school to look at how it can improve the progress children make in Reception and Nursery so that they make the same good progress that others make in Years 1 and 2.
  • The school takes really good care of you and, as a result, you feel safe. You have a very good understanding of how to live a healthy and active life. We really like the fact that you share this with your family and carers so that they can come in to school and learn about healthy living as well.
  • The school is a really happy place to be and you get on well with each other.
  • All the adults in the school are working together to make the school better still. You can help by continuing to do your best, coming to school every day and joining in everything the school has to offer!

You can download a copy of the report here, or visit Ofsted’s website here (although they don’t yet have the report available for download).

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