The Ofsted inspection for Waterwells Primary Academy took place in July, and the school was rated as ‘Good’.
Within the main findings Ofsted wrote:
- Leadership and management are good. The expertise and strong partnership of the executive headteacher with the academy trust have effectively and quickly improved teaching.
- As a result of better teaching, pupils are making good progress and standards are rising rapidly in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Leaders check the quality of teaching rigorously. They use good systems that monitor and track pupils’ progress.
- Children in the early years do well. Effective leadership and teaching ensure that they make good progress.
- Good teaching and attention to pupils’ personal skills, as well as their academic development, result in good behaviour and pupils’ eagerness to learn.
- Pupils new to the school are quickly assessed on arrival and included in all that the school has to offer.
- Well-planned guidance ensures that disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, and disadvantaged pupils, make good progress.
- Pupils enjoy school, and attendance is rising. They feel safe at school and adults pay good attention to their welfare and safety.
- The atmosphere throughout the school reflects a strong sense of community and mutual respect. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well, and pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
- Governors, in partnership with the academy trust, have clear responsibilities and ways of working. As a result, they are now thorough in holding the school’s leaders to account for its performance.
Please click the links below to download and view the school’s first Ofsted report.
Our Pre-school has also been rated as ‘Good’, and within the main findings Ofsted wrote:
- There is a strong focus on communication and language development as staff speak clearly, pronounce words carefully and use signs to aid communication.
- Children make good progress in their personal, social and emotional development as they develop strong independence skills and become familiar with routines.
- There is effective partnership working with parents to develop continuity between the pre-school and home environment.
- Clear assessments of children’s progress carefully identify any gaps in learning and staff are successful in developing strategies to close these gaps.
Please click the links below to download and view the Pre-school’s first Ofsted report:
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