Full details of the visit can be found on the Ofsted website.
As you will undoubtedly read, it is not a glowing report, highlighting many areas where we need to improve. We all know that OFSTED is tough and expectations of schools and teaching have somewhat increased over the years. Many people say that a ‘Requiring Improvement school’ is just that; we are not there yet, but will be through a proper sensible process where the children come first, and not just the data. I am very pleased to read in the report that this is recognised:
‘Pupils have access to a rich and varied curriculum. Pupils develop their knowledge across a range of subjects with activities that engage them effectively. Sequences of lessons are well planned and build on pupils’ knowledge.’
We are also all very pleased with the ‘Good’ judgement in the Early Years; the children have a ‘Good’ start to their time at Wareham St Mary.
‘Early years is a strength. Adults plan well designed activities which successfully engage children, igniting their interest. Children are confident and thrive in a warm, nurturing environment.’
This report will form the foundations of a plan whereby we will all work together to get us back to at least ‘Good’.
As a Church of England voluntary controlled school we have regular inspections which focus on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspect of our school. Details of the latest report can be found on the
Church of England website: https://www.churchofengland.org/