Every school in the country is regularly inspected by Ofsted, the organisation in charge of monitoring and checking standards in schools. They look at how well the school is being run, how good the teaching is, whether it provides value for money and whether it is caring for its children properly.
Our school was assessed in March 2022, and we were delighted to be rated as GOOD in all areas. The lead inspector thought that our children were “delightful,” praising their behaviour, confidence and attitude to learning. Their report begins:
"The friendly and supportive atmosphere at Bedwell Primary School means that pupils feel safe and secure and enjoy their learning. They are proud to attend the school. Pupils do well and strive to meet the high expectations that staff set for them."
The report also highlighted many other strengths in our teaching, leadership, governance and learning behaviours, and we would love you to read it for yourself - you can find the full report here.
The inspection team were thoroughly impressed by our children, their behaviour and attitudes to learning:
The report also identified many strenghts in our teaching and leadership:
We use reports from Ofsted, along with internal monitoring, reports from external professionals, data and the views of our children, parents, staff and governors to evaluate our performance and plan future improvements.
We regularly evaluate our own performance, which we pull together in our Self Evaluation Form - which you can read here.
This, in turn, allows us to identify priorities for school improvement. This year, we have identified six key areas for development:
You can find out more about our plans for the year in our School Development Plan, which you can read here.