Following a rigorous two day inspection on 3rd and 4th May 2017, Ofsted graded Scotts Park Primary as ‘Good’ in every category. This is a tremendous achievement from the school’s previous ‘Requires Improvement’ category.
Miss Drake, Executive Headteacher said, “The Ofsted grading is testament to everyone’s hard work at the school: children, staff, governors and parents. It’s a fantastic achievement that we’re all extremely proud of.”
Inspectors noted that one Key Stage 2 pupil described the school as, ‘one great, big family’.
Ofsted Inspectors made comments of the consistently higher than national average KS2 SATs results; children’s manners, courtesy and politeness; engagement in their learning; excellent relationship between children and children as well as between children and staff.
Quotes from the report:
‘Governors are passionate about securing further improvement at the school. There is grit and determination to excel. Governors have a sound understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They ask probing questions about the school’s effectiveness and take nothing for granted.’
‘Leaders have successfully raised expectations among staff of what pupils should achieve. As a result, there has been a considerable improvement in the quality of teaching since the school became an academy.’
‘Pupils get on well with each other regardless of their backgrounds or cultures. During a discussion, one pupil told an inspector, ‘When I joined this school, I could not speak much English. Nobody mocked me. Everyone helped me and look at me now.’
‘The children in the early years make a good start to their education. Teachers establish routines that enable children to settle quickly into their learning. Links with parents are strong and this aids the children’s transition into school. As a result, children are confident, inquisitive learners who are eager to explore new ideas and challenges.’