Ofsted Report

In our last 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.

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