Ofsted Inspection - November 2012

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Queen Edith was inspected by Ofsted under their new and more rigorous inspection framework in November 2012. Their judgements were are follows:

Overall Effectiveness Achievement of Pupils Quality of Teaching Behaviour & Safety of Pupils Leadership & Management
Good (2) Good (2) Good (2) Outstanding (1) Outstanding (1)

 The inspectors particularly identified the following strengths of the school:

Pupils, parents and staff all say that the school is ‘fantastic’. It is a special place, with a very harmonious, family atmosphere.

The headteacher, assistant headteachers and subject leaders provide outstanding leadership. Together with the outstanding governing body, they enable pupils from a wide range of backgrounds to achieve well. 

As a result, standards are above average throughout the school in most subjects, including the key subjects of English and mathematics.

Teaching is consistently good. Teachers skilfully encourage pupils to develop a deep understanding of how to learn, and great determination to do so.

Pupils say they feel very safe and thoroughly enjoy coming to school. Behaviour is outstanding in lessons and around both of the school sites.

Leaders thoroughly and regularly check the quality of teaching, and use the resulting information to continually improve pupils’ learning and well-being.

The governors and senior leaders have made sure that this process has continued and pupils’ learning has not been disrupted during the process of joining up with another school, despite the substantial building works involved.


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

  • Raise the quality of teaching to outstanding, by making sure that teachers always show pupils, during lessons and when marking their books, the specific next steps they need to take in their learning to make the best possible progress.

Download the full report here and read the letter to parents from our Chair of Governors:

More information about Ofsted may be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk

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