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Witheridge
Witheridge

OFSTED

Summary of OfSTED Most Recent Inspection 

Inspection dates                                                       10-11 December 2013

Previous inspection:

Overall effectiveness                  This inspection:

  Good

  Good

2

2

Achievement of pupils  

  Good

2

Quality of teaching

  Good

2

Behaviour and safety of pupils

  Good

2

Leadership and management

Good

2

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

 This is  a good school                                                                                                                          

  • All groups of pupils achieve well. Attainment is rising in both key stages as a result of faster progress in all subjects.
  • Most pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pupils benefit from teaching that is consistently good. Teachers are particularly effective at questioning pupils to develop their understanding and at devising learning activities that capture pupils’ interest.
  • Reading is taught well so that most pupils are making strong progress. Pupils quickly become fluent readers and develop a keen love of books.
  • Pupils are motivated in their lessons and enjoy their learning. They behave well and feel safe because the school provides a secure learning environment.
  • Leadership and management are good. The very effective headteacher has taken firm steps to improve the quality of teaching through well thought out training and the rigorous monitoring of teachers’ work.
  • Well informed governors give good levels of support and challenge to the school’s leaders. They have a clear view of how well the school is performing and manage the school’s finances effectively.

 It is not yet an outstanding school because

  • The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to ensure all pupils’ progress is rapid and sustained across all year groups.
  • Until recently, pupils’ progress in writing in Years 2 and 3 has been inconsistent, with few reaching the higher levels.

 

                                                                                                                                                                   

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