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School Reports

Ofsted Report

The last Ofsted inspection was carried out on 15/16th May 2018 . Please use the link below to download a copy of the report.

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Quotes from our recent Ofsted Inspection

The new Head Teacher has high aspirations for all pupils and a clear vision for improvement. His actions have ensured that a happy, positive ethos is well embedded. A strong sense of community is tangible and staff morale is high.

Governors take their responsibilities seriously and play an integral role in the school’s daily work. They visit regularly, getting into classes and looking at pupils’ work. Governors talk with pupils, staff and parents, listening carefully to their opinions and views. In this way, Governors appreciate what it feels like to be a pupil here and they have a good understanding of the views of other stakeholders.

Leaders and Governors value enormously the wealth of resources in the local community. They are also mindful of the need to broaden pupils’ horizons. Leaders have therefore built strong connections with local partners, such as pre-schools, other small schools and the local church, while offering pupils many opportunities to learn in and beyond the immediate environs. Visits, trips and visitors enrich pupils’ experiences and prepare them well for life in modern Britain.

Pupils make very good progress in their personal, social and emotional development. Their fine conduct, kindness, social skills and good manners are testament to this. Current pupils are well prepared for life beyond the school gates in these vital areas of development.

Pupils are immensely proud of the additional responsibilities they are offered in school. Whether in the e-safety or green team, part of the road safety or playground friend groups, pupils take their duties seriously. They develop strong inter-personal and social skills, showing admiration and respect for those who hold each role.

Comments from parents made clear their appreciation of the school’s culture: ‘fantastic, inclusive, community feel’; ‘caring, family environment’ and ‘warm, welcoming atmosphere’. This implied culture of protection and positive regard for pupils and their families is also tangible in practice and is a key strength of the school’s work.

Pupils conduct themselves well indoors and outside. They are immensely polite and good humoured and get along well together. Lots of giggles, cheerful interactions and friendly smiles abound during break times, when a happy, family feel prevails.

Adults are immensely caring and extremely welcoming. Staff know and listen to each child carefully. Any little hurts or worries are expertly soothed and smoothed. Adults make sure that children have their undivided attention and feel well looked after. Consequently, children feel valued and respected as individuals.

DFE School Performance Tables

School Performance Tables as published by the DFE can be found by following this link:

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/121371/appleton-wiske-community-primary-school/primary

 

Parent View

Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education) now have an online questionnaire called ‘Parent View’, which gives you the chance to tell them and us what you think about our school. Parent View asks for your opinion on twelve aspects of our school.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

We have provided a direct link to Parent View questionnaire from our web site or you can access it at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

We encourage all parents / carers to take a few minutes to complete this valuable questionnaire.

You will need an email address and password for the simple log-in process.

This survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools.  If you do have any concerns please share them with us personally so that we can try to resolve them for you quickly.

If you do not have access to a computer and would like to complete the survey, please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to access a school computer.

School Inspections – A guide for Parents

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