Ofsted – we’re a good school!
Robert Browning received a Section 5 Ofsted Inspection on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th September. We had two inspectors visit for two days.
We are so pleased to tell you that Robert Browning has achieved Good across all categories in this, a new and more challenging Inspection Framework. I want to state that along with a new Framework, the report is shorter and written in a new style, with much less jargon, so please take this into account when reading it! The verbal feedback received by the school was a lot more detailed and so positive. There are now many strengths at Robert Browning.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Robert Browning is a friendly school. Staff and pupils know each other well and this creates a sense of belonging and trust.
- Staff expect pupils to work hard and behave well in lessons. Pupils concentrate and work sensibly with their friends.
- Leaders have designed a new, ambitious and well-organised curriculum. Pupils achieve well in reading and mathematics across the school and in a broader variety of subjects in key stage 1.
- Teachers provide appropriate support to pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
- Children in the early years are settled and engage happily with their learning.
- Pupils usually behave well in the classroom and move around the building calmly.
- The curriculum has been designed to help pupils learn about diversity.
- Staff know and understand how to keep pupils safe. Parents are confident that their children are kept safe at school. Pupils understand how to stay safe
I think this is a huge reflection on the hard work that everyone; staff, governors, parents and of course pupils all put in to making Robert Browning such a lovely school.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who works tirelessly to keep what is great about Robert Browning and to implement changes that we have made in the time I have known this school. Robert Browning is indeed a good school and I feel that we all have shared a sustained determination to provide the very best quality of education. I can see all of the amazing things we are already achieving and can see even more amazing things we can achieve; I think the report agrees with this!
I feel that the inspectors also saw all the additional opportunities we offer to the pupils to extend and enhance their experience at Robert Browning. We strive to help all children to recognise their talents, build on their strengths, recognise where they may find something tricky and help them have the skills to move forward from this. We strive to create caring, thoughtful and passionate pupils who are proud of themselves and the communities they live in, and we are pleased that Ofsted recognised this and praised the school and the pupils for this.
I thank you for your continued support, it is greatly valued and appreciated and we look forward to continuing to support your children in going from strength to strength.
Kate Wooder Executive Head
To read the full report please click on the link below.
This is an Ofsted online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about your child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
Parent View can also be completed at any time during the year. This information contributes to Ofsted’s risk assessment process, to help decide if and when a school should be inspected.
We also use this tool to help us understand what our parents think of our school and what, if anything we could improve upon.
To complete the questionnaire please CLICK HERE.
In school we carry out an annual Parent and Pupil Survey.
The results are published in our Annual Report to Parents which you can find on our curriculum page.