To receive and consider a report of school performance. Summaries of the Ofsted reports published since the last meeting for the following schools are attached:
· The Forest School
· Grazeley Parochial Church of England Aided
· Sonning Church of England Primary
· Crazies Hill C of E Primary
· Southfield School
· Gorse Ride Infant
· Earley St Peter’s C of E VA
· Farley Hill Primary
· Windmill Primary
· Gorse Ride Junior
The Committee considered the Schools Performance – Ofsted Reports as set out on agenda pages 29-64. Alan Stubbersfield, Interim Head of Learning & Achievement introduced the report.
Alan explained that the Forest School’s result ‘Requires Improvement’ had been anticipated by the service, the school had a new Headteacher who had been in her post for 18 months. There were some areas of strength but some areas that needed improvement such as securing progress for disadvantaged pupils. Alan assured the Committee that the school was working hard to improve.
Members were advised that a full report of inspections could be found in the Ofsted website, for the purposes of this meeting it was agreed that it was not necessary to reproduce full reports.
The Committee noted the results of all the schools listed in the report. Members were informed that it was not possible to comment on the Southfield School report as this was currently undergoing investigations. However, Judith confirmed that the school had received an order to convert to academy and at the moment were looking for a sponsor. The Committee would be updated on the investigation’s findings in due course.
The Committee was pleased to see the ‘good’ result achieved by Earley St Peter’s CofE School as this represented an improvement since the last inspection. It was noted that the school had a new Headteacher.
The Committee was impressed with the ‘good’ result achieved by Windmill School at its first inspection.
Alan reported that there was an action plan to help Gorse Ride Junior School following its ‘Requires Improvement’ result. It was interesting to note that it was the same Governing Body for the Junior and Infant school.
RESOLVED That the report be noted.