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Ofsted

Our school was inspected by OFSTED on the 18th and 19th September 2018. In their report they note the following strengths:

 

  • Children in the Nursery Year make a good start to school life. They are well cared for and enjoy learning.
  • The majority of Year 1 pupils attain the expected standard in the Year 1 phonics screening check.
  • Pupils' personal development and welfare are good. Relationships between adults and pupils are positive. Pupils cooperate well and are sociable and confident. They feel safe and are kept safe.
  • The new headteacher has quickly gained a comprehensive understanding of the school and is committed to driving improvements. The new headteacher and the chair of governors have developed focused and appropriate plans to improve standards. For example, the headteacher has rapidly established effective systems for managing the performance of staff. Targets are sharply linked to pupils' outcomes to effectively hold staff to account.
  • Leaders promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their understanding of fundamental British values well. 
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. There is a good culture of safeguarding throughout the school. Staff are knowledgeable about the school's procedures for raising welfare or child protection concerns. Records for safeguarding are well maintained and show that leaders are tenacious in following up concerns.
  • The teaching of phonics is effective.
  • The teaching of mathematics has improved across the school.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants establish good relationships with pupils. Where teaching is most effective, teachers use sound subject knowledge to ask questions and to clarify pupils' understanding

 

There are many further strengths identified in the full report which can be accessed on this page.

Buswells Lodge OFSTED Report: September 2018

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