Ofsted Report and Parent View
Following my visit to the school on 14 March 2018, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the inspection findings. The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be good in September 2014.
This school continues to be good.
- The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Aspects of the school’s work are extremely strong now. You know what the school does well and you also know the few remaining areas for further development.
- Standards in reading and mathematics also improved from 2016 to 2017, due to a sharp focus on the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.
- All classrooms are rich learning environments where there are all sorts of resources and materials to aid pupils’ learning.
- Teaching is purposeful and productive and teachers work collaboratively and collectively.
- Pupils behave in ways that support each other’s safety and well-being. They play well together and make good use of the outside spaces during breaks and lunchtimes. In class, their conduct is extremely good and they display very positive attitudes to their learning. Their enthusiasm for school is endearing.
- Safeguarding is effective. Governors oversee rigorously all aspects of the school’s safeguarding work.
Please see below for the full report from our Ofsted inspection on 14th March 2018
In October 2011 Ofsted launched Parent View, which is a facility for parents to give their views about their child’s school.
Parent View allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time of the year. It features 12 questions that cover a range of issues important to parents, such as how well the school deals with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of home learning given is appropriate and a final question of whether or not a parent would recommend the school. Once a small number of surveys are completed, the results for the school are visible in Parent View although individual responses are not.
Ofsted analyses the responses given by parents on a monthly basis. Many parents who are happy with their child’s school use Parent View to share their satisfaction or to show their support for the school. Where large numbers of survey results are critical of a school, inspectors will look at the information alongside other data, including examination results, attendance records and complaint levels to establish the quality of education that a school provides for its community.
The survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. Parents who wish to make a complaint or have a serious concern about their child’s school or about the safety or wellbeing of a child should do this using other channels. Please do not hesitate to contact the school in these circumstances so that such a concern can be addressed.
If you are a parent or carer you simply need your email address and a password to register on the Parent View website at: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated it only takes a few minutes to rate your child’s school against the 12 questions.
Thank you for taking the time to give feedback about Christopher Rawlins CE Primary School.