We are delighted to announce that our school achieved a “Good” judgement at the recent Ofsted inspection which took place on 20th & 21st November 2018
During the inspection, all aspects of the school were reviewed under the following areas:
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Outcomes for Pupils
Early Years Provision
As part of the inspection process:
· Inspectors observed learning in 66 lessons across both school sites. In several observations, senior leaders joined inspectors.
· Inspectors met with the executive headteacher, senior leaders, governors and a local authority representative.
· Inspectors met formally with groups of pupils from key stage 2.
· Pupils’ views from surveys were considered. Inspectors also spoke to a wide range of pupils during social times and during lessons. Inspectors looked at samples of pupils’ work and observed pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around school.
· Inspectors considered the views of staff from meetings with groups of staff and from the responses of the 95 staff to the confidential questionnaire.
· Inspectors considered the views of 89 parents who responded to the confidential Ofsted parental questionnaire, including 76 free-text responses.
· Documentation scrutinised by inspectors included the school’s plans for improvement, school self-evaluation, reports on attendance and behaviour, records relating to pupils’ safety, minutes of governors’ meetings and information on pupils’ outcomes.
Key areas that were highlighted within the report include:
· The interim executive headteacher and senior leaders are resolute about improving pupils’ progress and providing a high-quality education.
· Pupils feel safe. Staff are well trained. As a result, staff are vigilant in ensuring that all pupils are safe.
· Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported by skilled staff. Consequently, these pupils do well.
· The curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain because of the carefully planned spiritual, moral, social and cultural education embedded within the curriculum.
· Leadership of early years is strong. Well-planned teaching means that children enjoy learning and develop well.
Our Chair of Governors, Jumoke Akinlabi, wrote
“I am pleased to report to you the inspectors judged Claycots to be Good. However, we are not complacent and we know that there is still work to be done. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Senior Executive Team (Ms Whitlock, Mr Graham, Mr Newton, Mrs Talbot and Mrs Saunders) for their leadership, which shone throughout. I would also like to thank all of the staff for their professionalism and continuous hard work. The pupils are a credit to the school as are you, the parents. Thank you.”