The Ofsted inspection for Waterwells Primary Academy took place in January 2019, and the school was rated as ‘requires improvement’.
Within the main findings, Ofsted wrote:
- Effective leadership and teaching enable children to make good progress in the early years.
- Improved support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils is resulting in better progress for these pupils.
- The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is effective. Pupils feel safe and most enjoy coming to school.
- Leaders and governors ensure that the curriculum is broad and interesting. It develops pupils’ wider knowledge across subjects.
To improve further, the school is focusing on the following areas:
- Improve teaching so that all groups of pupils make consistently good progress
- Improve the effectiveness of leadership and management (linked to teaching & learning standards), including governance
- Ensure that all pupils’ learning behaviour is positive in classes across the school
The report highlights that:
- Staff are committed to making the necessary improvement to increase their effectiveness.
Please be assured, we are committed to doing our best for every one of our pupils and the Ofsted findings give us even greater impetus to build on our strengths and effectively tackle the identified improvement priorities. We are confident that the action plans in place and implementation of strategies already started will raise standards and lead to improved teaching and learning outcomes and know that all staff will be extremely committed to ensuring that the rapidity of the improvement is enhanced and that expectations are consistently high throughout.
Please click the links below to download and view the school’s first Ofsted report.