To quality assure the school effectiveness our school is routinely inspected by Ofsted. Ofsted last inspected the school in May 2019 under Section 5 of the Education Act 2005, confirming that the school is a GOOD school. The section 5 inspection allows the inspectors to look at all aspects of school effectiveness and potentially change the grading of the judgements.
Following our recent inspection on 22nd and 23rd May, I am delighted to enclose our Ofsted Report which informs you that Roby Park Primary is a GOOD school, with all areas graded as ‘good’.
Our school has had a very busy time since I arrived in January and this Ofsted report is a fantastic recognition of the hard work and commitment of all of our school community in building a strong, happy and successful Primary School. This is an excellent achievement for all of our children, staff and governors and I am extremely proud of everyone. Thank you to parents/carers that took the time to complete the Parent View questionnaires and to speak to inspectors at the beginning and end of the school days. Your support for our school came across very strongly and we are so pleased about this, as working effectively with parents/carers is a fundamental aspect of our work and contributes greatly to the success of our school.
In addition to academic success, it is great to see that our school values, ethos and community spirit are also strongly reflected in the report. As you are aware, we are passionate about educating the ‘whole child’ and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities, give them a range of responsibilities and teach them about valuing and respecting others. Above all, we want them to really enjoy coming to school as we know that when pupils feel happy, safe and cared for, they do well both academically and socially. Our pupils were fantastic during the inspection; they carried on as usual and chatted happily, enthusiastically and confidently to inspectors about a wide range of subjects. Here are some highlights from the report which all our pupils and parents/carers should feel very proud of:
‘Leaders have secured improvements in many aspects of the school since the last inspection. The quality of education provided is now good.’
‘Rates of progress have strengthened. Pupils now make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.’
‘Roby Park is a happy, inclusive school. Pupils behave well. They feel safe and well cared for.’
‘Early years provision is highly nurturing. Teachers plan interesting activities to ensure that children make a good start to school life.’
‘Pupils’ personal and emotional development is very well supported because adults know the pupils so well.’
We will build on the success of this report, addressing any areas that require further development and, working in partnership with parents/carers, ensure that our lovely school continues to go from strength to strength. The report will be published on the OFSTED website in the next few days and we will provide a link to this from our website too. Click here to read a copy of the latest inspection report.
If you have any questions regarding the report, do not hesitate to contact me.
Parent View is an online questionnaire for you to give your views about this school at any time of the year. At the time of an Ofsted inspection, parents are also invited to give inspectors their views. You can find out more about Parent View by clicking this link below: