“Pupils are at the centre of this happy and inclusive school so that they feel valued, enjoy school and rapidly grow in confidence.” OFSTED 2013
OFSTED is an acronym that stands for ‘Office For Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills’ (the ‘children’s services and skills’ being added subsequent to the acronym becoming widely known!). It is a non-ministerial department of the government, and is responsible for ensuring that schools, together with all education and children’s services providers, offer high quality, effective and safe provision.
Beddington Park Primary was last inspected in February 2013. We were given a strong Good grade, with Outstanding behaviour. The report was very positive and praised many areas of our practice. The full report is available here.
If you would prefer a summary, here are some key extracts:
“The school is committed to equal opportunities and expects all pupils to do their best.”
“Pupils are very eager to learn.”
“The youngest children thoroughly enjoy their time in the Nursery and Reception classes and relish opportunities to play and learn with their friends.”
“As pupils move up the school, adults build on these positive attitudes, so that pupils develop into mature and responsible young people.”
“Pupils told inspectors they feel very safe…Discrimination in any form is not tolerated.”
“Teachers and teaching assistants work very well together to successfully support pupils.”
In the time since this inspection, the school has continued to go from strength to strength, and results and performance remains consistently high. OFSTED publish a ‘School Dashboard’ which summarises and reports on the academic performance of each individual school, comparing this with national expectations and averages. This dashboard is updated annually and contains information covering the previous three years. Dashboards are generally available through simple internet searches (just enter the name of the school of your choice, together with the phrase ‘OFSTED Dashboard’ into any search engine). However, for your ease and convenience, here is a direct link to our one!
Please feel free to get in contact if you would like any further information regarding OFSTED, or to come and see how those wonderful statements above translate to the vibrant, caring and exciting everyday life of our school!
Comments From Our Community…
My child is making excellent progress. Very happy with ethos of school. Very dedicated staff – excellent leadership team.
Very happy with my son’s development at the school. Great staff, lovely school with a lovely atmosphere.
Best decision I made.
Very pleased with my son’s progression in his speech, as this was my biggest concern coming into a new school.
He loves coming in each day.