Ofsted Reports and Information

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Ofsted Inspection March 2014

Arnold View Primary School was inspected by Ofsted in March 2014. Their judgements were:

Overall Effectiveness

Achievement of Pupils

Quality of Teaching

Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

Leadership and Management

Good (2)

Good (2)

Good (2)

Good (2)

Good (2)

 The inspectors identified the following strengths of the school:

  • Pupils’ achievement is good because pupils join the school with skills that are broadly typical for their age and leave with attainment that is above average.

  • Children in Nursery and Reception make good progress because they are taught exceptionally well. Staff provide activities that captivate pupils’ imagination and help them to learn.

  • Pupils who are eligible for the support provided by pupil premium funding make good progress and achieve well. School leaders give careful consideration to the type of support needed and check regularly to ensure that the extra help is making a difference.

  • Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are good. Pupils work together and support each other very well in lessons, and they talk enthusiastically about their learning.

  • Pupils are polite and welcoming, and extremely proud of their school. Their behaviour during playtimes, lunchtimes, assembly times and when moving around the school is exemplary.

  • The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils feel safe and well cared for by adults in the school. They show a good awareness of how to keep themselves safe; for example, when using computers and mobile phones.

  • Strong, determined leadership by the headteacher and deputy headteacher has ensured that the school has improved well since the last inspection. They provide teachers and parents with a clearly articulated vision for an even better school.

  • The curriculum meets the needs of pupils well. Pupils make a variety of visits to learn about different places and times. In particular, the pupils enjoy the theme weeks and days.

 They also identified the following development points for us to work on:

1. Improve the quality of teaching so that more is outstanding by ensuring that:

-        all pupils know and understand the learning targets that teachers have set for them

-        marking in Key Stage 1 is simplified so that it is easier for pupils to understand what they have done well and what they need to do to improve.

2. Ensuring that pupils have opportunities to develop and extend their writing and mathematical skills in other subjects.

Please read our latest Ofsted Report below along with the letter to parents.