The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
Following a recent visit by Ofsted’s inspectors, the school has been graded ‘Requires improvement’ overall but still received ‘Good’ in three of the five categories; behaviour and attitudes, personal development and early years provision.
One of the first schools to be inspected under the new Ofsted framework, we were adjudged to fall below this standard in the new category, meaning the leadership and management grading was automatically reduced too.
We have moved swiftly to achieve inspectors’ targets, adopting a series of robust and forward-looking measures that will enhance pupils’ attainment in school. These changes will bring our teaching methods in line with the new framework so that pupils’ long-term learning is enhanced.
We now look forward to the next inspection, confident that Ofsted will be impressed by our improvements across the board.
Beyond this, there is much to be pleased with in the report. It is a testament to everyone working at Daubeney that inspectors recognised staff’s excellent work to ensure pupils feel safe, enjoy school and show great enthusiasm for learning. This is the vibrant and dynamic school that we see every day
What Ofsted said about Daubeney...
"Children get off to a good start in the early years. Children achieve a good level of development, in line with the national average. They settle quickly due to strong transition arrangements and routines. Leaders show good knowledge of early years education and staff are well trained. Through good teaching and a focus on communication and language, children achieve well"
"Pupils enjoy their time at school and feel safe. They get on well with adults and are polite towards visitors. Pupils are enthusiastic to learn. They told us that they keep going even if they find things difficult. Pupils value the care and support they receive, particularly around their mental health.'"
"Pupils behave well. Those who have additional behavioural needs are well supported, including those within the nurture provision."
"Pupils are proud of their charity work. They told us about their fundraising for breast cancer charities. They shared their views in a mature manner and were excited about wearing their own clothes for ‘pink day’"
"The mathematics programme is well structured. Teachers use this to plan lessons that build on pupils’ knowledge"
"Staff work closely with external agencies to support pupils and their families when necessary. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe, including when online"
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