BISHOP WINNINGTON-INGRAM CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED INSPECTION 27th April, 2016
We were very pleased to be graded as a Good school in every aspect of the inspection: Leadership and Management; Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare; Outcomes for pupils; and Early Years provision.
Below are just a few of the comments in the report:
"The headteacher, together with leaders and governors, has a clear vision for the school improvement and is highly ambitious for pupils."
"Governors know the school well, including its strengths and areas for development and are relentless in their drive for improvement."
"Leaders have effective tracking systems to monitor the progress of pupils, including different groups of pupils."
"The school has a broad and balanced curriculum that engages pupils and catches their imagination."
"Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted very well and underpins all that the school does."
"Pupils respond well to teachers' comments in their marking to make further improvements in their work. This contributes to the good progress pupils make with their learning."
"The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Pupils develop strong moral values."
"In the Early Years ...... because of good teaching and the high levels of care and support children receive, this ensures that children make good progress with their learning from their different starting points."
"My child loves coming to school here." "A close knit family with great staff and happy pupils." "It's a community where children are loved."
An area for improvement in our OfSTED inspection was attendance.
"BWI is not yet an outstanding school because the attendance of disadvantaged pupils has been low over time, and this slows their progress."
We have always been proud of our good levels of attendance. Our target is 96%. Unfortunately, the overall percentage has dropped over the past year, because of holidays being taken in term time and because of children being late to school. Attendance is an area that has been scrutinised in great detail by OfSTED, and could have affected our grade.
It is very important that children attend school regularly and are on time, as late marks also affect the overall percentage. Please remember, all children should aim to be in school by 8.40 am for the early morning Soft Start activity. They should not be here any later than 8.50 am.