Ofsted Report

At the end of September 2015 Ofsted confirmed that Ashmount is a ‘Good’ school. We were so proud to show off our new school building and all our fantastic children and staff within it.

They said:

 “The leadership team  has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection while the school has experienced a number of significant changes. Pupils are proud of the new school building. The school site is well maintained and litter and graffiti free.”

“Children in the early years continue to achieve well because the strengths identified in the last inspection have been sustained. For example, teachers plan interesting indoor and outdoor activities that capture and hold children’s attention and enthusiasm. Adults support children’s learning through high quality discussions that encourage them to think hard.”

“The leadership team have put in place robust procedures to increase rates of attendance…Pupils know the importance of not missing valuable learning time because leaders remind them regularly that, ‘every minute matters, every second counts’.”

“Teachers make clear what key skills pupils need to learn and in turn pupils take responsibility for checking their work to see if they have been successful. Teachers give good quality feedback on pupils work. Clear learning aims on bookmarks  attached to pupils exercise books, help them to check what they need to do next.”

Next steps for the school:

  • Pupils are encouraged to develop neat and fluent handwriting.
  • Governors need to check the progress of pupils systematically over the course of the school year.

To read the full report, please click on the link below.

Ashmount Primary School Ofsted Report September 2015

You can also view the report on the Ofsted website here: Ashmount Primary School – Ofsted