Ofsted, Challenge Partners and Performance Tables

Our last Ofsted Inspection was September 2016. This was the first short inspection of our school after we were judged ‘Good’ in every category and overall in April 2013. Ofsted judged that our school continued to be a ‘Good’ school. The report said, “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are determined that the potential of every pupil should be realised, no matter what the barriers may be to their success.” and “Pupils appreciate the culture of high aspiration that pervades the school and they thrive within the orderly, business-like and purposeful learning environment”.

To read the full Ofsted report click here.

To read the previous full inspection from April 2013 click here.

Challenge Partners review our school each year.  We choose this to happen so that we always know that we are meeting our own high expectations, and where we could be improving.  Senior leaders from other schools come to do this review and our senior staff go and review other schools too. This year Challenge Partners came in November. They judged us to be Good, and their report said that our school is “at the top of the Good grade as judged by Ofsted in the school’s previous Ofsted report of April 2013 and is confidently and decisively working towards Outstanding.”

Similar to Ofsted, Challenge Partners also looked at individual areas and judged them:

School Improvement Strategies:                                    Outstanding

Outcomes for Pupils is:                                                  Good

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment:           Outstanding

They also looked at our work around Careers Education, Information and Guidance and judged it to be Excellent.

The report said:

  • An ethos of confidence and pride in Beaumont Leys School is shared by students, staff and parents alike. Over time, senior leaders have developed a culture of confidence and self-belief in their community.
  • Examination results over the last three years to 2014 have been improving and in 2014 were similar to the national average, representing secure progress from students’ prior attainment which was significantly below the national average.
  • Lessons observed suggest ongoing improvement across all years especially in mathematics and science. The quality of teaching is having a significant impact on students’ progress observed across all year groups.
  • Teachers demonstrate strong subject knowledge as well as a passion and enthusiasm for their subject. All teachers have an excellent understanding of the students in their classes.
  • In almost all lessons, students’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive. They show interest and are keen to learn. They support each other’s learning very well. Relationships are harmonious and students greatly value the support they receive from their teachers

To read the full Challenge Partners report click here.

The Department for Education produces Performance Tables for all schools. Click here to access ours.