Ofsted and DfE
We take into account the findings of Ofsted inspection reports in our school improvement planning, and in our everyday approach.
The Department for Education publishes annual data about the school and pupil performance. As with Ofsted reports, the school uses this data alongside school-based data to inform self-evaluation and planning for improvement.
Click here to see a copy of the last inspection report.
Click here for link to Ofsted Parent View so that you can add your comments to the school page
Click here for access to Department for Education School Performance Tables
General Jargon Buster
We hope this glossary of common education and related terminology is helpful...
Academies - Academies are independent state-funded schools.
AfL - Assessment for Learning - Day-to-day assessments to include effective questioning; observations of children during teaching and while they are working; holding discussions with children; analysing work and reporting to children; conducting tests and giving quick feedback.
DfE - The Department for Education - They responsible for education and children's services in England.
EAL - English as an Additional Language - Refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.
EBD - Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages or English as a Second or Other Language - If English is not your main language you can take part in a course to help you improve your English. These courses are called ESOL.
EWO - Education Welfare Officer - Person employed by the Local Authority to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
FSM - Free School Meals
G & T - Gifted and Talented
HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
ICT - Information and Communication Technology
INSET - In-Service Education and Training - Training for teachers which takes place during the school year.
ITT - Initial Teacher Training
KS1 - Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old
KS2 - Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old
LA - Local Authority
LSA - Lunchtime Support Assistant
MFL - Modern Foreign Languages
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties
NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher
Ofsted - The Office for Standards in Education is an independent organisation, reports to Parliament.
PE - Physical Education
PPA - Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time is a statutory requirement for teachers and they are entitled to have 10% of their teaching time out of class
PSHEC - Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship
QTS - Qualified Teacher Status
RE - Religious Education
SATs - Standard Attainment Tests/Tasks - National Curriculum Tests and Tasks which take place at the end of Key Stage 1 (Y2) and at the end of Key Stage 2 (Y6).
SEN - Special Educational Needs Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties.
SENDCO - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT - Senior Leadership Team
SMSC- Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
TA- Teaching Assistant