Ofsted

Ofsted Inspection November 2015

Following a monitoring visit by HMI on 11th November 2015, Ofsted has issued their final report which concludes that the school meets all requirements of The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014.

We take this opportunity to thank all our staff for their dedication and effort.

Click here for the report.

New Common Inspection Framework

Our Head teacher will be attending (I.A) an important conference about the changes to the way Ofsted will inspect from September 2015.

The event will be held at:

The Bristol Hotel
Prince Street
Bristol, Bristol
BS1 4QF

From September, Ofsted will be introducing the new common inspection framework. This can be seen here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/common-inspection-framework-education-skills-and-early-years-from-september-2015.

This builds closely on the changes made in school inspection over the past few years. When we consulted on the new framework last year, around eight in ten of the schools and parents who responded supported this approach.

The common inspection framework emphasises the impact of leaders’ work in developing and sustaining an ambitious culture and vision in the school. Inspectors will continue to place the effectiveness of safeguarding at the heart of every inspection. When considering pupils’ outcomes, inspectors will want to see that the pupils currently at the school are making good progress.

There will be a new judgement on personal development, behaviour and welfare. This will include a focus on pupils’ confidence and self-assurance as learners, their pride in achievement and the impact behaviour has on outcomes. Inspectors will also look at how the school helps pupils make choices about the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training as they prepare for life and work in Britain today. 

The judgements about the effectiveness of early years provision and sixth form provision are now aligned with judgements on similar provision in other settings so that pupils and parents can make informed choices.

As ever, judgements made under the new framework are informed by judgements about compliance with the independent school standards. You will be aware that DfE introduced revised independent school standards in September 2014 and January 2015. It is DfE’s expectation that, in order to continue to be registered, every school must be compliant with the independent school standards.

Ofsted & Curriculum Update

The Action Plan submitted following our emergency inspection in January still requires improvement in a few areas and Ofsted will be re-inspecting us next term.

School Governors met on Saturday 27th June 2015 to plan for the inspection and to ensure key areas identified for development, are ready in time for the inspection. We are also seeking guidance from Mrs Maqsood (our School Development & Educational Consultant).

We request your duaas in this regard. Furthermore, we will be replacing Aqaaid lessons from September to R.E. where all major world faiths will be taught. This is to promote religious tolerance and to promote a better understanding of the communities we live with.