Ofsted/LA review

Ofsted/LA review

Changes made since the OFSTED Inspection in January 2009 

  • HJPS has forged closer links with parents by inviting them to lesson drop-ins on a termly basis.
  • A new, updated website has been put in place.
  • The newsletter is emailed weekly to parents.
  • The parent questionnaire has enabled the Senior Leadership Team to respond to parental need and where appropriate, to make operational changes.

Local Authority Review 2012

The inspectors reported that ‘…children’s behaviour and conduct when moving around the school, to and from lessons, assembly and playgrounds was judged to be exemplary and staff at all levels manage this behaviour well so that pupils are orderly and display good conduct.’  ‘…All pupils interviewed stated that they felt safe and would know who to speak to if they had any issues and were confident that they would be resolved.’

Local Authority Review 2018

The inspectors reported that our area of strengths are:

‘Girls achievement.’
‘Overall achievement at the expected standard, and above, in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).’
‘Phonics outcomes at the end of Year 1.’
‘The achievement gap between the more able boys and girls seen in the school is generally much lower than that seen locally or nationally.’
‘The overall quality of marking and feedback provided for the children is good.’
‘The high expectations the staff have of what the children are able to achieve.’

Ofsted Monitoring Exercise – July 2019

We’re making excellent progress to address the areas identified in the previous Ofsted inspection.  We are particularly pleased with how the inspector noted that:

  • Leaders and governors have acted swiftly to address the areas for improvement that were identified at the previous inspection, with focused action taking place to strengthen the culture of safeguarding by ensuring that any safeguarding concerns are dealt with quickly and confidentially. As a result, leaders have clarified their high expectations and all staff and governors now have an in-depth understanding of what is expected of them.
  • Leaders have taken steps to develop a more open relationship with parents. Parents appreciate that I meet and greet pupils and families at the beginning and end of the school day.
  • Leaders have put strategies in place to communicate more effectively so parents understand the reasons for leaders’ actions to improve the school.
  • Behaviour logs are well organised and enable leaders to monitor any emerging patterns or incidents that need further action. Concerns and incidents are now recorded systematically by staff.
  • The governing body is committed to improving its effectiveness.
  • Leaders have focused on supporting teachers to set high expectations of what pupils can achieve across all subjects, so pupils can sustain an interest in their learning and achieve as well as they can.
  • Pupils told the inspector that their teachers set work that ‘makes us think’.
  • Leaders and managers are taking effective actions towards the removal of the serious weaknesses designation.

Ofsted Monitoring Exercise Report 2019

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