‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils are very well prepared for a life in modern Britain’
Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, is a government body set up to inspect schools and other childcare/educational institutions and judge their effectiveness. Schools are inspected every few years. You can find out more about Ofsted at www.ofsted.gov.uk
Ofsted publishes its findings in reports, which contain both a written description and appraisal of the school, and a series of judgements of the school’s effectiveness in a wide range of areas for example, academic standards; pupil behaviour; school leadership etc.
The school seeks to develop in each child a sense of responsibility and self discipline, an ability to co-operate with and relate to adults and other children, the ability to work independently and with self motivation, a sense of positive self esteem, physical skills and a range of academic skills and knowledge.
These elements should be relevant to the child’s existing needs as well as preparing him/her for future school experience and adult life. An important aspect of this is the ability to live and work successfully within a multi-cultural society and to value and contribute to the communities which they are a part of.
In each area schools are judged on a score from 1 to 4, where
- Requires Improvement
In other words, the lower the score, the better
OFSTED has produced a leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection. It gives information on why, how long and when they inspect, and also how parents and carers can share their views.