Ofsted : March 18/19th 2019
While we are VERY pleased with the 2 very positive good judgements we are VERY disappointed with the remaining judgements.
The Ofsted Report rightly recognises the excellent behaviour for learning of your children, how well they are kept safe and the inspirational work done to safeguard your children and work with families. Our hard work to improve attendance so that it has a great impact on learning and progress as well as relationships with their friends and staff is also commended. The Early Years team has rightly been recognised for the great start to learning that they provide your children.
We are pleased that the hard work to improve maths has been recognised which for the last 2 years has resulted in Benedict being in the top 15% of schools in the country for maths progress.
However, there is more work to do across the school to improve outcomes and progress in reading and writing. I am sure you will recognise this in the expectations we have already put in place in reading and writing for your children.
We do not believe that the report accurately reflects the progress and learning across Key Stage 1 and 2 for our different groups of children.
The children were praised for their confidence and how well they spoke and engaged with inspectors. We aim to work harder at translating this into their work and enabling all children to show great progress. Our aim still is to ensure that nothing gets in the way of your children achieving what they are capable of.
Mr. James Royal Mrs. Ellie Stacey Ms. Christine Smith
CEO Chapel Street Chair of Governors Headteacher