At the end of February we had an additional remote monitoring inspection by two of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools. The role of the inspection was to look at the actions that have been taken to provide education to all pupils during the current pandemic, particularly during the most recent Lockdown. Please find attached a copy of the Ofsted report which will be published on the Ofsted website shortly.
There are many positives to draw from the report:
- The curriculum for reading writing and maths has been improved and provides a firm foundation for learning.
- Reading has been prioritised with daily reading or phonic lessons and pupils and have access to software to enhance their learning in reading. We prioritise reading so that pupils can access more areas of the curriculum.
- Pupils with SEND have plans that are carefully matched to pupils’ needs and they have additional support materials to help support their learning at home and at school. Pupils with SEND get regular support in school to help gain basic skills in English and mathematics.
- Staff have provided support for parents during remote education and there are effective systems in place to check pupil’s engagement in remote education
Although the letter does not change the school’s judgment, the inspectors did make the judgement that Leaders and Governors are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances. It is pleasing to note many of the positive comments about what is in place at Woodfield for our children. This is a big achievement since the school was last inspected in January 2020.
A big thank you needs to go to all the children, parents, families, staff and Governors for their hard work over the past year. Thank you in particular to the parents who left some very heart warming comments about the school. Woodfield is a fantastic place for our children and we should all be proud of the achievements being made.