OFSTED Inspection February 2017
The school was inspected on Tuesday 31st January. This was a one-day inspection to check if the school was still good. Governors and staff are really pleased with the outcome which agrees that the school continues to be good and praises our year 6 outcomes. Following inspection, a letter is written to the head teacher (see below). There is not a full report for one-day inspections. Here are some of the highlights:
‘You and your leadership team have worked successfully to improve the quality of teaching’…
‘The success of your actions was evident in the outcomes for Year 6 pupils in 2016. These pupils reached standards which were above those seen nationally and they made rapid progress from their starting points.’
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‘Staff all say that they are proud to be a member of staff at the school.’
‘…you have made sure that the strong ethos of the school – honesty, forgiveness and care – is at the heart of its work’
‘Pupils know what constitutes bullying and say that, although this does not happen often at school, they are confident that all staff, including lunchtime supervisors, will help them sort it out quickly when it does.’
‘Pupils enjoy their lessons. They listen well to their teacher and to each other and are then able to discuss their ideas sensibly and confidently.’
‘Pupils love to read and do so with fluency and expression. This reflects the school’s effective teaching of the skills of reading and the promotion of its importance.’
Year 6 Outcomes for 2016
Link to performance tables where you can compare with other schools:
Thank you for all the support you have given to our school over the years. It is really appreciated.
OFSTED Letter to Head Teacher February 2017
OFSTED Inspection Report – 2012
The school is very pleased to present our OFSTED inspection report following the inspection which took place on 28-29th June 2012. The school is graded as good and the report flags up many strengths and outstanding features so please take the time to read it.
I would like to thank all the parents, staff and governors who have worked hard and shown excellent commitment, ensuring that Bishop Ellis is a great place for children to come and learn.
"This is a good school. Pupils make good progress as a result of teaching that is usually good and sometimes outstanding. This is recognised by an overwhelming majority of parents and carers and pupils. Leaders and managers are particularly successful in supporting the professional development of teachers and creating a clear vision for the school. It is not yet outstanding because teachers do not give pupils enough opportunities to develop independent learning skills."