Ofsted Inspections – October 2018 – Governors

In this series of articles we have a look at Ofsted's Inspections for the month of October 2018, where a school's overall rating was "Requires Improvement". In this article, we have a look at the role of the governor and how Ofsted comments on this. Let's start with a positive. Some Ofsted inspectors commented on how well governors know the school: Governors know the school well. They are highly skilled and contribute positively. Governors have a sound grasp of the school’s key strengths and weaknesses. The recent changes to the leadership of the school have meant that governors receive timely and transparent information. Governors are insightful, well informed and realistic. They know the school and the community that it serves well. They are ambitious for the school. They are well led and constantly seeking to improve. Governors are a united and highly committed team who play an important and very visible role in the life of the school. Governors now meet with school leaders regularly, visit classrooms...
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Ofsted Inspections – October 2018 – Key Stage 2 Attainment

In this article series, we'll be looking at some of the "Outcomes for pupils" in Ofsted Judgements, in order to see what Ofsted inspectors are concentrating on. Specifically, we'll look at those judgements which overall were requires improvement. In this article, we'll be looking at comments regarding the end of Key Stage 2 Attainment from the 50 judgements released in October 2018. Figures in brackets relate to the number of comments made, and there may be more than one reference in a particular judgement. Attainment - Expected Standard There was naturally a high emphasis on the percentage of pupils getting the Expected Standard in Key Stage 2. Some comments (5) concentrated on reading, writing and maths combined: The proportion of pupils achieving the combined expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6 has improved but is still below the national average. and sometimes there was a comparison with previous year or years: Provisional results for 2018 show improvements ... but.continues to...
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