Please click on the link below to access our most recent Ofsted report from 28th - 29th November 2017:
As you will know, Ofsted visited High View in November. Their report into the quality of teaching and learning at our school will be published on their website this week. We wanted the school community to be the first to see it.
You can see the report HERE.
Inspectors recognised the work that has been done to improve the school since they last visited in 2015. The report notes that there is “now a strong and stable staff team” and that: “The headteacher, ably supported by her deputy headteacher, leadership team and governors, are committed to improving outcomes for pupils.”
However, their overall judgement is that the school is “Requires Improvement”; this is the same judgement as at their last inspection in 2015.
Ofsted also fed back to the headteacher and governors that the school’s existing development plan identifies all the key priorities for the school to become “good”. Attendance at the school is improving and currently meets the national expectations. Behaviour is much improved this school year. These things will help children in the school to progress well with their learning.
Ofsted rated the personal development, behaviour and welfare of children at High View as “good” – and they told us that they really enjoyed meeting the children at High View.
“Pupils are friendly, confident, polite and well behaved. They say they feel safe in school. Pupils are well motivated to learn.”
The inspectors found that the early years provision for our youngest pupils was “good”.
“Early years provision is a strength of the school. Effective leadership and teaching ensures that children are safe, well cared for and make good progress. “
As well as these positive comments, the inspectors have highlighted areas where the school needs to improve. These are consistent with the school development plan, which we shared with parents/carers recently. The action plan includes:
• Continuing to improve the curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of different groups of pupils including those with SEN and the more able.
• Using assessment information really effectively to plan activities that meet the needs to individual children.
• Building the capacity of the ‘middle leaders’ in the school so that they can help accelerate improvements in the school.
• Ensuring that teachers always have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Better attendance and improved behaviour is already having a significant positive impact here.
• Developing the skills of all teachers and teaching assistants so that they can have consistently effective impact on pupils’ learning, whether working with the whole class or in intervention groups.
You can see our school development plan HERE.
We want to reassure you that each and every member of staff at the school, alongside the governors, are all fully committed to addressing the issues identified in this inspection. As Ofsted noted, we have a strong and committed team that want to work together with the whole school community, including pupils, parents and carers, to enable every child at High View to meet their potential.
If you would like to talk to Mrs Roberts about the results of the inspection, she will be available to meet with parents/carers on Thursday 25th January, at 9.00am (as part of the planned E-safety workshop) and at 5.00pm.
Mrs. Georgina Roberts, Head teacher and Mrs Thea Sherer, Chair of Governors