Ofsted Report – June 2019
Westcott Primary School – Ofsted website
How well inspectors think the school is doing and what it could do to make things even better.
How well pupils are doing, both in their education and their overall well-being and personal development.
What parents and carers think about the school.
How up to date the school buildings are, including any boarding school living accommodation.
How any problems or complaints are dealt with.
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‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’
‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’
‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’
‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’
‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’
‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’
‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’
‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’
‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’
‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’
‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’
‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’
‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’
‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’
‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’
‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’
‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’
‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’
‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’
‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’
‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’
‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’
‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’
‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’
‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’
‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’
‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’
‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’
‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’
‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’