Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
Department for Education School statistics.
Ofsted - Government website Links to our school's page.
We are sure that you will be as disappointed as we are with the overall grades given to the school in our latest Ofsted Report. We know that this information is difficult and upsetting to hear. However, please read beyond the headlines and you will see that there are many positives. For example:
- ‘Pupils enjoy attending Broadmeadow Infant School.’
- ‘They like their teachers’
- ‘Everyone is friendly’
- ‘Most pupils behave well’
- ‘Pupils know what bullying is and can talk to someone they trust who ensures it stops’
- ‘There are structured programmes in place for reading, maths and other subjects’
- ‘There has been an investment in phonics training and new reading books’
- ‘In early years provision is strong, especially in nursery’
- ‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective’
OFSTED has set out six areas that we need to focus on in order to improve. We have already started to address many of these areas. The current leadership has a clear understanding of the school’s weaknesses and is taking action to address these. Many changes have already been introduced and the impact of these have been commented upon by parents, staff and pupils. For example:
- Safeguarding training has taken place for all staff and new systems put in place.
- A SEND audit has taken place to identify areas for development to ensure all SEND pupils receive appropriate support.
- Personal development has already been enhanced through whole school, class and celebration assemblies. Also, through external visits and planned improvements to the PSHRE curriculum.
- Monitoring of lessons and reviews of books to ensure the curriculum is having a positive impact and that pupils are making good progress.
- Changes to the way we teach reading, spelling and phonics.
- Changes to classroom organisation.
- Improved marking and assessment.
- Improved communication with parents.
- New handwriting, computing and music curriculum.
These are just a few of the changes we have made or are making. Governors and senior leaders in school are committed to ensuring that the school quickly improves and regains its ’good’ status. Staff are all very supportive of the changes that are being made and are working extremely hard to make sure that your children make the best possible progress and are happy in school.
Kind Regards Laura Hussey (Chair of Governors) Paula Rudd (Interim Headteacher)