Ofsted inspects schools against a number of criteria: Effectiveness of leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; Outcomes for pupils; Early years provision.
Clandon School was inspected by Ofsted in March 2019. Whilst there is work to be done, the school has much to celebrate as indicated in the inspection report:
- "Leaders have managed significant staffing turbulence, including within leadership, while managing the growth of the school as it changes from an infant to a primary setting."
- “The current headteacher has provided much-needed stability. He is passionate and determined to improve opportunities for pupils at the school, and works tirelessly to raise standards. Since taking up the post in January 2018, the headteacher has provided an accurate picture of the quality of the school’s work.”
- “All parents who responded to the questionnaire, Parent View, agree that their children are happy and well looked after at school.”
- "Additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is being well targeted to provide a wide range of experiences and support. The use of pupil premium funding has been carefully considered to meet the precise needs of each disadvantaged pupil. Leaders are tracking the impact of the new initiatives that have been developed. As a result, pupils supported by pupil premium funding are making more rapid progress to be in line with their peers."
- "Leaders ensure that funding to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is used appropriately. These pupils are well supported in class and their progress is improving as a result."
- "The early years leader has a clear vision and is aware of the strengths and weaknesses within this phase. She is eager to act on the areas identified as needing attention, particularly outdoors, to aid children's learning. Staff work effectively for the benefit of children and their families."
- "The arrangements for safeguarding are effective."
- "Christian values have a high profile around the school. Pupils demonstrate tolerance and respect for themselves and others."
- "Pupils benefit from the strong values that the school promotes. These help them to grow up respecting different cultures, religions, beliefs and life choices, understanding democracy, and why there are rules in society, for example. Pupils’ understanding of British values is effective."
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