Ofsted Key Summary 2015
The School was last inspected in March 2015. A summary of key points is below, while the full report can be downloaded here
- The school has improved since the last inspection. This is because strong senior leadership has had a very positive impact on the quality of teaching.
- Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, and standards are rising. The pupils who left Year 6 in 2014 had made particularly rapid progress in reading and mathematics.
- The curriculum is well planned and creative, and the school makes very effective use of its excellent outdoor facilities.
- Outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development ensures pupils are growing up in a culture of tolerance for different backgrounds and respect for each other.
- The school has a positive and prominent place at the heart of the local community.
- Teaching is good because the senior leaders and others with specific responsibilities have strong systems for checking on teachers’ work. They provide high-quality guidance and support, and extra training where needed.
- Pupils’ behaviour is good. They have tremendous pride in their work and the school. The staff effectively ensure pupils’ safety.
- The governing body has worked well to improve its effectiveness since the last inspection. The governors make excellent use of their skills and knowledge to support and challenge the school’s leaders.
- Good teaching of children in the Nursery and Reception classes gives them a positive start to their schooling.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. It asks for opinions on 12 aspects of your child’s education: from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
The information you provide is used by Ofsted to decide when to inspect. Parents can see what others have said about Short Wood, and view the results for any school in England.
Ofsted’s School Data Dashboard gives a range of performance data for Key Stages 1 and 2 to show the percentage of pupils reaching the expected level in the key subjects of grammar, punctuation and spelling, reading, writing, mathematics. It also highlights the school’s overall attendance and the closing the gap measures , the attainment and expected progress of disadvantaged pupils compared to other children.
Information about our test results, attendance, intake and other school data are availble on the Department for Education Perfomance Information site.