Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
14th June 2019
Dear Parents and Carers
The school’s recent Ofsted visit report has been published today and can be viewed below.
Those of you that have been part of the school community for a longer period of time, will know the huge journey of improvement that the school has undertaken over the last five years. In particular in the behaviour of pupils at our school, as well as in their attitudes to learning – the inspectors noted our “culture of respect and kindness”, as well as the fact that “behaviour is good throughout the school”. We are extremely proud of the way that our children have adapted to the high expectations of their behaviour in school.
However, the Ofsted judgement for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, is linked to school attendance, and despite our best efforts, too many families still do not attend school regularly enough. One in five children have less than 90% attendance (representing at least half a day off each week). This poor attendance has a huge impact on their learning and their outcomes at the end of both Year 2 and Year 6, and remains a key priority for our school community.
You will also note from the report, that the inspectors want us to continue to strengthen our provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs. Many pupils with additional needs make good progress across a wide range of factors, however, we need to ensure that every pupil is as successful as they can be. I know that Mrs Stillwell and the rest of the school staff will work hard to develop this provision as we enter the new school year.
Whilst it is hard for the Ofsted team to gain a total picture of the school in two busy days, we continue to agree with the priorities that they have identified for improvement, as these are already significant parts of the work we are doing in school.
The report acknowledges the positive impact of our recent work to improve teaching and learning, as well as the strength of our great Early Years provision. Please rest assured that the whole staff team are committed to continuing to make the necessary changes for Bassett Green to become a truly excellent school, offering the very best opportunities to your children and enabling them to fulfil their academic potential.