School development update presentation for parents Tuesday 7 th October 7pm. Tonight’s meeting. *HMI report July2014 (on Ofsted website since Sept 2014) *Celebrating successes since our last meeting *School Development Plan *Table discussion between parents, staff and governors
*HMI report July2014 (on Ofsted website since Sept 2014)
*Celebrating successes since our last meeting
*School Development Plan
*Table discussion between parents, staff and governors
*Round-up with each table contributing
*Susan Wareing visited St Alban’s on Friday 7th July.
It was a very positive visit, resulting in a report, which has been on the Ofsted website since 10th September.
A copy of this report was sent to all parents and carers at the beginning of term.
It was a fantastic report, acknowledging all the hard work undertaken by our school community.
*What did it say about ACHIEVEMENT?
St Alban’s has “raised dramatically the achievement of most pupils and pupil groups across a range of measures, including in mathematics”
“Most gaps in progress are narrowing for those pupils who are supported by the pupil premium. Some gaps have closed entirely.”
“Interventions to improve pupils’ reading and writing have accelerated their progress markedly”
*What did it say about THE QUALITY OF TEACHING?
“All teaching is at least good, with a significant proportion that is outstanding.”
“Teachers give consistently helpful feedback to pupils on how they can improve their work and a real dialogue of learning is evident between pupils and their teachers.”
*What did it say about BEHAVIOUR AND SAFETY?
“Behaviour, during the inspection, both in lessons and around the school, and in terms of pupils’ attitudes to learning, was exemplary.”
Our pupils “find school a happy and safe place, where they enjoy their learning.”
*What did it say about LEADERSHIP?
“Senior leaders share a very clear vision” “are enthusiastic and fully committed to the school’s improvement” and have a “very determined and systematic approach”
The impact being that we have “successfully tackled all the areas for improvement”
“Governors have strongly underpinned the school’s rapid journey through improvement.” They “have been highly effective in supporting and challenging the school in equal measure and in celebrating its successes”.
*What did it say about our SOCIAL, MORAL, SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL ETHOS?
“The pupils are highly articulate children with a strong sense of right and wrong, who can recognise kindness in their teachers and in each other. This is because they learn at school how to practise kindness to others from the school’s strong moral, social and spiritual ethos that permeates all its work.”
(2014 RESULTS ABOVE NAT % 2013)
Reading, Writing and Maths
(2014 RESULTS ABOVE NAT % 2013)
4. To develop conditions for learning (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning, lunchtimes, playtimes and environment)
5. To ensure a broad, balanced, rich curriculum, incorporating a clear progression of skills and knowledge (outdoor learning, kitemarks for Arts, Science, Sports and E-Safety)
6. To continue to develop the highest quality of provision in the teaching of Reading
7. To continue to develop the highest quality of provision in the teaching of Maths
8. To achieve the NACE Challenge Award (National Association for Able Children in Education)
9. To continue to develop cluster working with All Hallows Learning Community and local schools
10. To sustain and develop the quality of our Early Years provision
Parentview is an online facility that allows you to give your views about your child’s school at any time during the school year.
The questionnaire can be accessed directly at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk or from the home page of Ofsted’s website www.ofsted.gov.uk.
We would really like parent / carer feedback on progress so farand on our plans for the future.