Results of Recent Ofsted Inspection Reports
We are very proud of the school's quality, recognized
in our latest Ofsted inspection conducted in autumn 2019.
Inspection on School Site, September 2019
(Ofsted Ref. EY441669)
Overall effectiveness: Good
The quality of education: Good
Behaviour and attitudes: Good
Personal development: Good
Leadership and management: Good
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection: Good
Children arrive happy and excited to attend. Staff provide comfort and reassurance
for new children needing support to help them settle in and feel secure. Children
form warm and trusting attachments with staff and make friends who they enjoy
playing with. Staff help children to develop good behaviour overall. For example,
they guide children on how to share and take turns using sand timers and help
children to manage this to resolve issues. Children develop good skills to support
their future learning. They all learn to manage tasks for themselves, such as
helping to chop fruit and preparing the snack table and dressing themselves for
outdoor play. This helps children to develop good self-confidence and
Children enjoy a good range of activities to support all areas of their learning.
These include mark-making activities for them to draw, write and make patterns
inside and outside. Children benefit from innovative activities to broaden their
experiences and to learn about their community and the world. For example, they
visit a local residential home to join in activities with the residents. These include
an armed-forces day making poppies, meeting very elderly residents to share life
experiences and joining in the cathedral singing events.
Inspection on Community Centre Site, June 2017
(Ofsted Ref. EY489707)
The quality and standards of the early years provision: Outstanding
Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Outstanding
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding
Outcomes for children: Outstanding
Exemplary leadership and dedicated, well-qualified staff work together to promote high-quality childcare, ensuring children have the best possible start. The manager has a strong focus on professional development, ensuring staff keep up to date with latest research by engaging in an effective training programme designed to meet their needs and the specific needs of the children in their care.
Staff use their excellent knowledge of the children to carefully plan the environment, ensuring children have access to a range of interesting experiences, indoors and outdoors, that value the diversity of their backgrounds. There are superb opportunities for them to explore and investigate, and be physically active. Staff skilfully support and extend children's play.
The manager knows the children well. She effectively supports staff to plan a programme that meets each child's individual needs, including small-group work to support language development. The highly effective monitoring enables staff to identify children that require extra support, ensuring they all make rapid progress from their starting points.
Parents are kept extremely well informed of their children's progress. Staff give them ideas about how to support their children's learning at home through face-to-face meetings and in the monthly newsletter. They are included in their child's learning, including contributing to children's starting points.