As you know, OFSTED inspectors visited us at the beginning of the month.
In talks, they were particularly complimentary of the children’s behaviour, relationships within the school, safeguarding, the children’s work in books, the work of our sports team, inclusion and SEND, the richness of the school’s curriculum and our Early Years provision.
Whilst we would have liked the overall judgement to be Good, we already knew that our 2018 Year 6 SAT scores would make this unlikely.
OFSTED will revisit in twelve months time and I will be very pleased to tell them our 2019 scores have improved by 19 percentage points to be in line with the national average!
OFSTED were confident that leaders were working on all the right things and I look forward to welcoming them back in twelve months’ time.
In the meantime, thank you for all your support during the inspection and your overwhelmingly positive feedback on ParentView.
Thank you for choosing St Matthew’s as your child’s school and I look forward to going from strength to strength in the future together.