Quality Assurance, Feedback & Reports
The quality of the education, care, guidance and support your child receives matters deeply to us. Every child is a unique individual, so we are constantly adapting and changing to meet the varied needs of our school population.
We welcome feedback to help us to be the best we can be for all of our families.
We are proud to have been graded 'outstanding' in 2011 We look forward to out next visit, so we can share how we have developed and improved our provision even further for our children and families.
1. Raise attainment in mathematics by ensuring the marking of pupils’ work consistently gives them effective guidance on how to improve and reach the next step in their learning.
2. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, explore ways to develop the outdoor curriculum, so it is fully responsive to the varying size of each year group.
Since our last inspection we have:
- Ensured that all teachers and teaching partners have strong subject knowledge in mathematics.
- Implemented Primary stars and white rose supplemented by 'maths no-problem' and 1 see reasoning
- Developed our marking and feedback policy so that pupils misconceptions in maths can be identified and quickly addressed.
- Developed our provision for EYFS and key stage 1 pupils so that all pupils are able to develop fully as effective learners EYFS Visit 2021
- Improved the outdoor curriculum for EYFS and KS 1 by implementing forest schools and enhancing our outdoor environment.
The smiles on our children's faces, the high attendance rates and the learning buzz around our school tell us that we are doing a great job. Our children would like a swimming pool, a field, more forest schools and the opportunity to make a difference for our planet.
Our newly formed Eco-team are leading the way with an Eco- brick challenge and regular assemblies and events.
The governor pupil survey takes place in June each year.
The school was closed in June 2020
Our parent survey usually takes place at the end of the autumn term. Survey 2019
This year we asked all our parents about their experience of remote learning.
They told us:
They never want to do this again but if they have to:
- They liked the variety of paper based and screened lessons, so this would continue.
- Most got on well with Oak Academy, due to its flexibility (when, where and how), so this would continue. It also allowed us to ensure that learning can be self-paced and that it can match the curriculum being taught in school.
- They enjoyed the class stories, so we would make these a daily occurrence and record them for anyone who is unable to attend
- It would be good, rules allowing, for every child to be in school once a week to support everyone’s well-being
Many parents expressed concern about levels of fitness following lockdown, so we scheduled additional PE in the run-up to Easter and in the Summer Term.
New parents are surveyed on the induction process at the end of September.
We worked with a group of volunteer parents and grandparents to draw up our policy for SRE.
A parent feedback box is located in the foyer.
Governor monitoring and feedback
The governor year includes:
- Parent, pupil and staff surveys
- Visits to school to look at the impact of school improvement activity
- Focused visits: safeguarding, attendance, health and safety
Governors play a vital role challenging us to be the best and supporting us through times of change.
Governors' most recent reports
Where appropriate, governor reports can also be found within curriculum pages
Working with Our Teaching School Partner
We are a member of Forest Way Teaching School Alliance and are subject to an annual health check, by an external advisor, as a result of that membership. We value the opportunity to share our successes and our future plans with an educational professional who can both support us and challenge us on our journey. External Health Check Summary
Update on Priorities from 2019
1. Teaching and learning in upper KS2- ensure consistency
We have undergone staff changes in upper key stage 2. Our new upper key stage 2 teacher is highly experienced. Further work on curriculum continuity has taken place throughout the National Lockdowns. We are confident that issues have been addressed,
2. It would be helpful to the headteacher to review systems for monitoring the impact of strategies linked to ‘Growth Mindset’ and PC4 so that there is greater accountability when it is needed to check consistency of application across the school.
The planned development work and professional development for staff on P4C did not take place due to the National Lockdown. However, the scheme of work for PSHCE and RSE has been reviewed to ensure consistency across the school.
3.Further develop the EYFS drawing on the support of an EYFS specialist, so that provision is outstanding for all pupils.
EYFS provision is now outstanding.
Note due to covid we did not have a health check on 2020/21
Tribal Education Quality mark 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted that your child’s school has recently been awarded a Quality Mark Award.
This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard and will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required.
The Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and mathematics. Without these ‘basic skills’ of good communication, English and mathematical skills, individuals are disadvantaged throughout their lives – as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens and so they form the ‘bedrock’ of a good education.
To achieve a Quality Mark, schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families. Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required - particularly to achieve renewal when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
I hope you will share in the pride of the school and its pupils in achieving this award.
Nicola Morris, Quality Mark National Director
Identified next steps are:
1. Further embed the pupil feedback strategy so that pupils are better able to understand the progress they are making and what they need to do to improve
2. Continue to develop the standard of speaking and listening skills for those pupils have very low starting points to accelerate their progress
How we are making identified improvements:
- Focus for Autumn 2021 following staff changes and National Lockdown.
- Whole school focus on reading and vocabulary development.
Visitors to our school comment on:
- The high standards of pupils' work
- The respect they see between pupils and between pupils and adults
- The standards of behaviour
- Pupils' positive attitudes to learning
'They were lovely children to work with'.
Lisa Webb Artworks & Resource Box Officer 12/5/21
'Thanks again for allowing me and Bradley to visit and work with your students last week. I echo what Bradley said about your students being well-mannered and hard-working and it was a pleasure delivering a turntablism session in your school.'
Tim Clay Team Leader - Music Technology, Contemporary and Urban 18/1/21
We are currently analysing end of year data as part of the self-evaluation process.