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Ofsted reports

What is an Ofsted report?

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:

  • achievements and standards
  • pupils’ development and wellbeing
  • the quality of teaching and learning
  • how the curriculum is taught
  • the care, guidance and support the school provides
  • how well the school is led and managed.

Schools are rated on a four-point scale:

  1. Outstanding
  2. Good
  3. Requires improvement
  4. Inadequate

The school’s Ofsted rating

In our last Ofsted report in June 2016, Mayesbrook Park School was judged as “requiring improvement”, with the main areas of improvement identified as:

  • ensuring the three centres (campuses) work together more closely to share good practice
  • improving use of assessment information so that teachers can plan to meet the needs of all students
  • improving behaviour by reducing incidents of poor behaviour.

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:

Ofsted Report May 2017

Ofsted Report June 2016

Past school inspection reports