September 2016 Congratulations everyone!

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We were very pleased to welcome Ofsted to St Mary’s in July 2016. We are very proud to share the Ofsted report with you. Please click here to go to the Ofsted website, or see below for a few quotes from the report.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school

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  The headteacher leads the school with energy and total commitment. Her actions since taking up her position have ensured that this is now a good school.

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  Senior leaders have had a big impact on improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment since joining the school.

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Governors understand the school and its context well. They have ensured that the school has improved and aspire for it to be outstanding.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-19-49  Those very few pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds or those who have special educational needs or disabilities make good progress from their different starting points.

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  The quality of teaching has improved to be good overall and is having a positive impact on the outcomes of pupils.

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Pupils make good progress from their different starting points because of the good quality of teaching.

screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-12-19-49 Teachers enjoy planning exciting and engaging learning opportunities. As a consequence, pupils enjoy coming to school and display very good attitudes to learning.

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 Children in the early years get off to a good start because of the quality of provision and the care and support they receive.

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 The behaviour of pupils is good because staff have high expectations, and support for pupils with complex emotional needs is effective.

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 The school’s work to keep children safe is very effective.

Please click here to read our Ofsted-newsletter-sept-2016