In 2012 Ofsted launched a new School Data Dashboard which will provide a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2 and can be used by parents, school governors and by members of the public to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.
The Dashboard complements the Ofsted school Inspection Report by providing an analysis of school performance over a three-year period.
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The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. The last available public data is from the 2018 to 2019 academic year. It is important to note that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance
Harwell School Ofsted Report September 2022
Letter to parents/carers 10th October 2022
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope this letter finds you well.
Publication of Ofsted inspection report
As you will know, on September 13th & 14th we were subject to an Ofsted inspection. We’d like to thank the many parents who passed us messages of support – both during and following the inspection.
We can now share with you the report produced by Ofsted. Ofsted have judged that: ‘Harwell Primary School continues to be a good school.’
As you might imagine, we are pleased with the inspection outcome. Their report highlights so many positive aspects of our school. There is clearly much for staff, pupils, governors, parents and all others involved with the school community to be proud of.
In particular, we’re pleased that Ofsted noted the commitment of the leadership team (which includes the Governors, Head and Senior Leadership Team) to ‘high expectations of what pupils can achieve and how they should behave’ and that Harwell is a school: ‘where pupils’ well-being and safety are everyone’s top priorities’.
Ofsted also recognised the strong ethos that we work hard to foster within the school: ‘the school rules of ‘be kind, be safe and be your best’ are understood and lived out by all pupils’ and that: ‘this is a caring school with a real sense of family and belonging’.
They also recognised that ‘Pupils achieve well, from the early years to the end of Year 6’.
Naturally, we will keep challenging ourselves and pupils to make even greater progress. Within the context of their ‘Good’ judgement, Ofsted have agreed with the school some areas on which to continue to focus so that we can be even better:
- Further developing some non-core subjects in more detail so that children can deepen the knowledge that they gain. Not only will this further support the teaching and learning but also the assessment process for those subjects.
Governors have been working closely with staff and you will not be surprised to know that the leadership team are already pushing forward with existing plans to address these areas.
I’m sure you will join us in congratulating all the staff of the school on the inspection outcome and thanking them for their ongoing commitment to ensuring we provide the best education we can for all our pupils.
Bryn Gibson James Thorne
Headteacher Chair of Governors