The school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2022
In her report the Inspector stated that:
‘Trustees, governors and school leaders are united in their vision for the school. Sharing the school’s Christian values has ensured there is a strong duty of care towards pupils and families. Staff are proud to work at the school. They say that leaders support them well. Parents say the school is a great community to be part of. Staff support parents well. They keep parents up to date with information about what their children are learning.’
The key strengths of the Ofsted report were:
· Pupils say that they love school and their friends at Richard Taylor Primary.
· Pupils feel safe and are safe because staff look after them well and help them with any problems they may have. Teachers help them to do their best. They are well supported by school staff.
· Pupils enjoy the range of sports activities, events, visits and clubs Leaders plan such opportunities to enrich the school s curriculum.
· Pupils behave well. This is because leaders have created a culture of respect and kindness. Pupils know the rules and enjoy the rewards for behaving well.
The School was last inspected under the Inspection of Anglican Schools Framework in December 2012. The inspector in her report stated that:
‘The Christian character of the school has a major impact on pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development. Relationships throughout are characterised by care and concern for each other. Parents say that pupils of all faiths and none are affirmed and that the Christian values of the school give children a clear framework by which to live their lives.’
The key strengths of the SIAMS report were:
· The strong and inspirational Christian leadership of the head teacher supported by a committed staff.
· The friendship and care for each other which characterises the relations between all members of the school community.
· The outstanding relationship between the school and the church which offers support to parents and wider community.
School Performance in end of year Assessments
You can view the data about our school on the Department for Education Performance Tables via the link on the left hand side.
The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.
The school receives a termly monitoring visit from an independent advisor appointed by the Trust. Their last visit was in October 2022. The Advisor in her report stated:
‘The positive outcome of last term’s Ofsted inspection has justifiably raised the collective confidence of school leaders. The school’s desire to build a culture of supportive, honest and constructive professional criticism is laudable, with the potential to be a critical factor in the success of the three-year SDP. The school achieved a pleasing set of results at KS2, not least considering the disruption of the last two years.’