«Unique reference number 116387 Local authority Hampshire Inspection number 379247 Inspection dates 25−26 April 2012 Lead inspector Janet Sinclair ...»
Discussions with pupils, both formally and informally, their questionnaire returns and school records all confirm that any form of bullying is very rare. Pupils say, ‘We don’t experience bullying; only occasional minor disagreements involving name calling or not talking to each other.’ They are clear that any issues that do arise are dealt with quickly and effectively by staff. The school has an anti-bullying week and the school council was involved in the drafting of policies and procedures to deal with bullying.
Leadership and management
The headteacher has an accurate view of the school and a strong determination to provide the best possible education for pupils. She is well supported in this by senior leaders who work well as a team to promote effective learning. They monitor progress carefully and quickly put strategies in place to support those pupils not making enough progress in order to eliminate any unevenness. They acted quickly to provide professional development for staff in order to improve provision in mathematics. This demonstrates a good commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and tackling discrimination. Performance management is closely linked to pupil performance. The school improvement plan is used well to set targets for key Inspection report: Western Downland C of E Primary School, 25−26 April 2012 8 of 12 Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory, and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms improvements and is now being reviewed regularly by leaders and governors. The headteacher has an accurate view of the quality of teaching, which is monitored carefully, with a clear focus on raising the bar and giving support to improve practice. The school has maintained its good provision and addressed the key issues from the previous inspection. Attainment is above average and pupils make good progress. This shows that the school has the capacity for sustained future improvement.
There are effective policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of pupils, including regular health and safety checks of the premises. The curriculum is enhanced very well by special events such as a visit to a Viking long-house, afterschool clubs for drama and football, and an end-of-term whole-school production.
Pupils at Key Stage 2 all enjoy residential visits, for example, a sleepover in Year 3 and a visit to Brownsea Island in Year 5. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is developed well through opportunities for reflection in collective worship and in the caring and supportive ethos of the school.
Good links with parents and carers through, for example, informative newsletters, termly parental interviews and good involvement in homework ensure that they are fully involved in their children’s learning. Their response to the inspection questionnaires was very positive in all aspects. The school benefits from collaborative work with other schools in the cluster, a sports partnership and Burgate Academy.
Governors are enthusiastic and rigorous in their commitment to the school. They offer it a good level of challenge and support and are developing their monitoring role more fully through carefully reviewing school improvement priorities.
Inspection report: Western Downland C of E Primary School, 25−26 April 2012 9 of 12
New school inspection arrangements have been introduced from 1 January 2012. This means that inspectors make judgements that were not made previously.
The data in the table above are for the period 1 September to 31 December 2011 and represent judgements that were made under the school inspection arrangements that were introduced on 1 September 2009. These data are consistent with the latest published official statistics about maintained school inspection outcomes (see www.ofsted.gov.uk).
The sample of schools inspected during 2010/11 was not representative of all schools nationally, as weaker schools are inspected more frequently than good or outstanding schools.
Primary schools include primary academy converters. Secondary schools include secondary academy converters, sponsor-led academies and city technology colleges. Special schools include special academy converters and non-maintained special schools.
Percentages are rounded and do not always add exactly to 100.
Inspection report: Western Downland C of E Primary School, 25−26 April 2012 10 of 12
This letter is provided for the school, parents and carers to share with their children. It describes Ofsted’s main findings from the inspection of their school.
27 April 2012 Dear Pupils Inspection of Western Downland Primary School, Rockbourne SP6 3NA I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed my visit to your school. I was very pleased to learn that you enjoy school, particularly the after-school clubs and school productions.
I judged that your school is a good school where your headteacher and all the staff work hard to take good care of you and help you achieve well.
Here are some other things we particularly liked about your school.
Your attainment is above average and you achieve well in Key Stages 1 and 2.
You enjoy the excellent range of exciting events, after-school clubs and residential trips that are part of the curriculum.
You behave well and feel very safe in school.
You enjoy working on tasks together and are kind and caring towards each other.
Your teachers provide you with interesting activities that engage you in your learning.
These are the things we have asked your school to do to help you learn even more.
Ensure that provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage is more exciting so you have fun learning and that the work meets your needs well.
Ensure all teachers help you improve your work in mathematics, give you time to respond fully to marking and involve you in your learning so you know how to improve.
You can help by keeping up all your good work and enthusiasm.
Yours sincerely Janet Sinclair Lead inspector Inspection report: Western Downland C of E Primary School, 25−26 April 2012 12 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Complaining about inspections', which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.ofsted.gov.uk. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.