OFSTED Reports – SIAL

OFSTED Reports

We are delighted with our latest OFSTED inspection (October 2018), which rated us Good with Outstanding Features.

 We are especially proud to be awarded Outstanding for:
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
Outcomes for pupils

Please find below a selection of quotations taken directly from the final Ofsted report.

Quality of teaching

“There is equally excellent support for those for whom English is an additional language, as there is for pupils who speak little Italian. As a result, pupils catch up quickly with their peers, and make outstanding progress across the curriculum.”

“The routinely outstanding teaching enables pupils to make substantial progress.”

“Teachers use ongoing assessment information to plan challenging activities that meet the needs and interests of pupils.”

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

“As pupils move through the school, they grow in self-esteem. They master at least two languages, moving seamlessly from one language to another.”

“Leaders place pupils’ welfare at the heart of their work.”

“Through the curriculum and many enrichment activities, leaders take highly effective action to promote pupils’ personal development.”

Areas of development

As for the areas for development highlighted during the inspection, we took immediate action.

After being asked to improve early years provision by making better use of the outdoors for promoting children’s learning, we have refurbished the outdoor area, adding a new rubber playground floor and new resources in the patio and in the balcony.

Defined areas to be maintained by the children and their teachers have been set up within the outdoor provision:

Planting and growing – children will observe nature grow

Mathematics – children will engage in some interactive activities

Literacy – as per our children’s request a mini-library has been set up 

Sand and water play and Messy play – including a mud kitchen

Improving our outdoor provision

Starting from Autumn 2021 all children in the school have been invited to participate in a gardening club which runs within school hoursThe children work alongside their teachers in mixed year groups to develop and maintain garden plots designated to each year group.

We also included a weekly forest school session where our Early Years pupils are encouraged to use their five senses to explore the natural world, stimulating their imagination and sparking their sense of wonder

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