We are delighted to announce that the results of our recent Ofsted inspection have now been published on Ofsted’s website. You can read the full report from there, or via our own website, but we have included the report summary below.
We are very proud of the report, not least because it repeatedly highlights just how amazing the children of Holy Trinity are, and how all of us – pupils, staff, parents, governors – support each other for the good of the whole.
Inspection dates 3–4 October 2017
Overall effectiveness Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding
Outcomes for pupils Good
Early years provision Good
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection Good
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school
Leaders and governors have worked hard to ensure that outcomes for pupils are good. The school still faces a number of challenges and
the school team is united in addressing these.
Many leaders are new to their posts, including all current senior leaders. However, they have high aspirations and expectations that permeate all that the school does. The acting headteacher has accurately highlighted and prioritised areas for improvement.
Despite the disappointing Year 6 results in 2017, pupils’ outcomes in key stages 1 and 2 have largely been above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics for the last three years. The proportion of pupils achieving the higher standards is still an area which the school needs to improve.
Teaching, learning and assessment are good. Some practice is excellent. Pupils currently in the school make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. This includes those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged.
Subject leaders, many of whom are new to their roles, are developing. Some are further on in their leadership and use of assessment information and the tracking of pupils’ outcomes. Senior leaders are astute at finding individuals’ strengths to increase capacity in the school, and are beginning to delegate responsibilities accordingly.
Teaching and leadership of the early years are strong. Children who have only just joined the school full time settle quickly and are already confident to play independently and with their new friends. Parents are very pleased with the partnership that has developed well over a period of time.
Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school. They take pride in their work and are very proud of their achievements. They are polite and courteous and show each other care and respect. Their behaviour is exemplary and reflects the school’s positive ethos.
Parents are effusive in their praise for the school. They said that their children are happy and safe and thrive at Holy Trinity, where the provision for pupils’ social, moral, cultural and spiritual well-being is strong.