Ofsted

Latest Reports

Please find below the latest reports by Ofsted. If you would like hard copies, please contact the school who will be happy to assist. Below this section you can find a brief outline of the report which you can read to get an overview of our last inspection.

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Ofsted Report March 2015 Download

Woden Primary is ‘Outstanding’

In its recent Ofsted inspection, Woden was judged to be an ‘Outstanding’ school.

Key Findings
Leadership & Management Outstanding
Behaviour & safety of pupils Outstanding
Quality of teaching Outstanding
Achievement of pupils Outstanding
Early years provision Outstanding

Summary of Key Findings for Parents and Pupils

  • All leaders, governors and trustees have high expectations for the quality of teaching and for pupils’ achievement. They have taken all necessary actions and allocated the resources required to ensure that all pupils achieve these expectations.
  • Pupils across the school are making outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Attainment has risen rapidly. From well below average levels at the time the school became an academy, attainment is currently average.
  • The attainment of pupils who stay at the school for two years or more is above average.
  • Pupils who are new to the school and who speak English as an additional language are given highly effective individual support to enable them to quickly access learning in lessons.
  • Children in Nursery and Reception classes make exceptional progress in their speaking skills and personal development. They are extremely well prepared for learning in Year 1.
  • Teaching is outstanding. Pupils enjoy the challenging tasks they are set and they persevere until they complete them. When given the choice, pupils often choose the most challenging task.
  • Teachers ask questions that encourage pupils to talk about and explain their learning. This helps to deepen the pupils’ understanding and to consider reasons for their answers.
  • Pupils’ outstanding attitudes in lessons support their learning exceptionally well. Pupils across the school have a thirst for learning in whatever subject is being taught.
  • Pupils receive clear guidance about how to complete the challenging tasks and activities in lessons through individual support or by following the steps to success. As a result, almost all pupils are successful.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants have regular conversations with selected pupils during and after lessons to review, consolidate and extend learning. Written feedback is not always of the same high quality.
  • Topics and homework activities provide interesting opportunities for pupils to apply their learning and to practise computing, reading, writing and mathematics skills in a number of different subjects.
  • Pupils say they feel safe and are happy in school. They cannot recall any incidents of bullying and say pupils hardly ever fall out.
  • Behaviour is exemplary at all times of the day. Pupils show great respect to adults and each other, and are polite and courteous at all times. All pupils move around the school sensibly, with little supervision required.
Useful Links

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Parent View Information

School Inspection – A Guide for Parents

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