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Ofsted & SIAMS

Ofsted Information and report

Ofsted Report: Please see below the monitoring visit report following our Ofsted visit in May 2023

  • As a monitoring visit, the school’s grade could not change on this occasion but there are many highlights in this report. Our interim Headteachers and staff have made effective progress in many areas of the school.
  • Teaching staff are now secured for the next academic year.
  • In September we have appointed experienced, permanent English and Mathematics leaders.
  • Phonics, is now in a good condition across Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (KS1). We can report that 92 % of Year 2 pupils met the expected standard in their phonics screening check.
  • Pupils in Year 3 and Year 4 who had not previously passed the phonics screening check have also secured a pass.
  • Reading standards have been raised across the school. 
  • The inspector noted that the quality of the teaching of Phonics is now consistent across the school. 
  • An exciting curriculum which is now in line with national requirements has been established. This includes the PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education curriculum which is now in place with progressive plans across the year groups.
  • The school’s safeguarding and child protection policies and practices are now effective and ensure that all pupils are safe. 
  • We are pleased that Ofsted have seen the progress that the school is making. Our next Ofsted monitoring visit should take place in the Autumn term.
  • We now have a new vision (to let our lights shine) and more clearly defined Christian values to continue to move the school forwards, with a new attractive website for good measure!

To read the full monitoring report please see below.

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SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Westcott Church of England School is expecting a SIAMS inspection in the academic year 2023-2024.

The last report is published below.