Our entire staff team and governing body are bitterly disappointed by the outcome and we continue to pursue a complaint with Ofsted regarding the conduct and process of both inspection visits.
There are some positives in the report and these will provide us with foundations to build on in our Ofsted Action Plan. The inspectors praised the quality of teaching in the early years, noting that ‘a wide range of creatively and carefully-planned activities ensure that children have many opportunities to develop their love of learning’. The inspectors also observed that ‘the majority of pupils behave well and exhibit good manners’ and that our ‘arrangements for safeguarding are effective’. There are however many elements in the report that we feel do not fairly describe our school community.
The report does highlight a number of areas requiring urgent improvement and we accept as a whole school community that this is not good enough. We are extremely proud of our children and are all determined and committed to getting back on track. We have already taken steps, with the support of the local authority and Diocese of Leeds, to improve the quality of teaching and learning in school and will continue to work hard to ensure that all our pupils receive the best possible education and are supported to achieve their full potential.
There will be a meeting for parents on Thursday 2nd May at 6:00pm in school where you can ask any questions you may have about the report and what comes next- please do not bring children to this meeting. At this meeting will be representatives from the governors, the local authority and the diocese, and I encourage you to attend. If you, like all of us here in school, do not recognise our school in the report, your support at this meeting would also be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Also below is our January 2017 SIAMS report that we have as we are a church school.