We are delighted to share the report of the OFSTED inspection which was carried out on 1 March 2018.
We continue to be judged as a GOOD school.
There are a number of highlights in the letter but key findings the inspector notes are that we have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection and continued to develop the good quality of teaching and learning since the school converted to become an academy. She identified a strong culture of safeguarding in the school and pupils who are keen learners that work diligently in their lessons. We are immensely proud of our hardworking children who continue to make the most of the wide variety of opportunities they are offered.
High quality teaching and learning would not be possible without a dedicated and caring staff, who work diligently to value and develop each child’s individual skills and abilities. I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all their hard work.
We would like to thank our parent community who support us and the children so well. We very much appreciate and value all of your comments and feedback. Thanks also to our Governors who work to ensure a high quality of provision for all.
The inspector agreed with the next steps which we have already identified and begun working on: reading and writing in Key Stage 1 as well as spelling and writing in Key Stage 2. She also advised us to refine our improvement planning, to help achieve these aims.
Although we are not now due another OFSTED inspection for three years, we will receive our Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) on 22 March 2018, which is carried out every five years.
Finally, I would like to reiterate how proud we are of the whole St Mark’s Church of England Primary School community. It is a unique, caring and very special place where children are nurtured to thrive.