Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) is the government department that inspects and regulates care and educational services for children and young people. It inspects all English maintained schools and academies at least once every three years. It then publishes a public report on the school’s performance, students’ work, observation reports on lessons and views from staff, parents and students, and makes suggestions for improvements that the school is expected to put into practice.
The report makes judgements on:
Schools are rated on a four-point scale:
In our last Ofsted report in June 2016, Mayesbrook Park School was judged as “requiring improvement”, with the main areas of improvement identified as:
The report also required a review of governance so that the governors are holding the leadership of the school to account.
As a school “requiring improvement”, we received a monitoring visit from Ofsted in May 2017 when we were judged to be making rapid progress towards “good”. The report commended rapid improvement in all the identified areas – for example, the inspectors commented that behaviour had improved “immeasurably”.
For more details on our latest and past Ofsted reports, click on the links below: