Ofsted Report & School Data

Ofsted Report


In our recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on the 14th May 2019, we were deemed a 'Good' school. We were thrilled with the overall judgement of GOOD and especially pleased with so many incredibly positive comments which included:

'The Executive Heads evaluation of the school is accurate, and we have well thought-out plans to develop the school further’

‘Pupils take real care with their work. Exercise books are well kept. A great deal of pupils’ work is displayed both in classrooms and around the school, which creates a stimulating learning environment.’

‘Teachers are able to plan a range of activities because pupils eagerly follow instructions and cooperate with their peers.’

‘The Executive Head and the staff at St John's have created a culture where pupils feel safe and every care is taken to keep them so. The designated safeguarding leader and her deputy not only have the knowledge that is required, they also have the passion and commitment to ensure that they explore all opportunities to support pupils as the need arises.’

‘We offer a wide-ranging curriculum.’

‘Pupils talked enthusiastically about their work.’

‘There is an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities that complement the more formal curriculum’

‘The needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs are well catered for and this was noted by parents who responded to the online survey.’

‘Pupils know that they can talk to staff if they have a problem and they are confident that staff would sort it out. Our plans identify barriers to pupils’ learning effectively, including the social and emotional needs of some pupils.

We are very pleased that the hard work undertaken by all in the school community has been recognised, including the systems in place, the reflective and driven nature of staff/governors and the commitment of the pupils.

As a school we are not complacent and we are always trying to improve and as such I was very pleased that Ofsted also agreed with our school improvement priorities and noted that our next steps have already been identified and actioned by the Senior Leadership Team.


If you would like to read the full report, please click on the following link -   14th May 2019 - Ofsted Report

Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at ParentviewThe Guide for Parents explains the inspection process. More information can be found on this Ofsted Leaflet and Poster.   http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/




School Data - Statutory Assessment Tests 


We baseline children on entry to our school so that we have an accurate starting point. An overwhelming majority of
schools do this. The National Curriculum tells the teacher what to teach and the expectations for each year group.  We will inform you every term of what level your child is working at in Reading, Writing and Maths according to Age Related Expectations. Evidence of your child’s attainment is moderated by staff throughout the year to ensure a fair assessment is made. 


A year 6 child sits National Tests (SATs) in May. These tests are provided by, and marked by, an external examining board. For Reading, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Maths, results are sent to you when we receive them in July. Writing is by Teacher Assessment.


In May 2021, children will sit tests in:

English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1: Short answer questions  

English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2: Spelling 

English: Reading 

 Reading booklet and associated answer booklet
Maths:

 Paper 1: Arithmetic 
Maths: 

 Paper 2: Reasoning
Maths: 


 Paper 3: Reasoning           


Every March, the children sit mock papers with exactly the same conditions as they will experience on the actual week. The purpose of mock week is for the children to become familiar with the exam environment so they are as relaxed and comfortable as possible for the real thing. 

One of the biggest influence on your child’s SAT marks will be their reading ability. Good readers can read questions quickly and understand what they need to do. Continue to encourage your child to read every day, looking at both fiction and non-fiction.  It is also important that your child completes any homework that is set each week and regularly practises their times tables. 

 


Statutory Assessment results 

The year 6 SAT results for the 2018/19 academic year can be found on the GOV.UK website - Department for Education - School performance Tables


We are thrilled that Deepcar St John's has come 19th out of 156 schools in Sheffield for overall performance in 2018/19 academic year. Have a look at the link.This is down to the hard work and dedication of the pupils and staff.


Due to Covid 19, the 2020 school exams were cancelled and therefore no performance data is available for the 2019/2020 academic year. 



Department for Education - Compare Schools Site is a website that can be used to compare all schools and colleges. 

The documents below detail the age related expectations for each year group for Maths, Writing and Spelling. There is also the Key Stage 2 Age Related Expectations for Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation and an explanation of the Grammatical terms. 

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