The school was inspected by Ofsted on 12 & 13 December 2017, just one term into our new Headteacher's tenure. We would be delighted if you wished to read the full report, which can be found here.
We would like to thank everyone involved in the inspection for their contribution, including the children who were a credit to the school in everything they did and all the parents who made their views clear through conversations with inspectors and/or the online Parent View survey.
We believe that the report rightly identifies both the strengths of the school and the areas that require improvement. In recent months, the school has been more tightly focused on the areas that need to improve and we are pleased that this has already had an impact on the progress pupils are making in reading and mathematics. However, there is still more to do and we are committed to work tirelessly to ensure that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
The school has taken a number of actions already, including:
Appointing a new Literacy Subject leader
Introducing a new Writing and Reading policy
Purchasing and implementing a new spelling scheme
Joined the EYFS training course to ensure pupils are well prepared for Year 1
Working with Pickwick Training alliance to improve phonics results in Years 1 & 2
Introducing a new approach to teaching maths to accelerate progress
Implementing across the school an agreed set of expectations for a good lesson
Introducing a Steps to Success approach to marking that all teachers are adopting
Please be assured that we are committed to ensuring the very best outcomes for all the children at Alderbury & West Grimstead School.