OFSTEDIn 2007 Clapham Manor received outstanding reports from Ofsted, for both the school and the Children’s Centre child care provision. In 2012 the Children’s Centre also received an outstanding report. In 2016 the Children’s Centre Childcare services also received an outstanding report. It is a tribute to the whole school community that we have been classed as ‘Outstanding’ by government OFSTED inspectors. This grade is given to only 7% of all schools in the country and to 19% of early year’s providers (Ofsted Annual Report 2017/18).
Last Ofsted Report – A Summary
“This is an outstanding school. Parents rightly see the school as a progressive place. They rightly believe that the school enables their children to achieve so well because of the very strong foundation in basic skills, which prepares them for the future. The school enjoys an excellent relationship with parents and a few related personal stories of their children’s achievements because of the specialist support available and personalised work programme. The attention given to pupils’ care, guidance and support is exemplary.”
“There is no complacency among the senior leaders, teachers and governors. They set challenging targets and there is commitment to monitoring and evaluating pupils’ achievement on an individual basis, by groups and as a whole school. Assessment data is very well managed and interpreted so that all groups have equal opportunities to achieve well. Teachers involve pupils in marking and evaluating their progress from the Foundation Stage onwards so they can understand how well they are doing and how to improve their work.
Pupils’ achievement accelerates as they progress through the school because of the outstanding teaching, curriculum and the use of assessment information to track progress and provide appropriate support.”
“Pupils’ enjoyment of learning is given a high priority and is linked to the outstanding teaching and curriculum. Teachers have high expectations and are relentless in their efforts to make sure that no pupil underachieves. The most effective teaching strategies are identified and the benefits of good practice are spread widely.”
“Pupils’ personal development and well-being are outstanding. Enjoyment is evident in the pride they display when talking about the school. They behave very well, enjoy taking on responsibility and most attend regularly. Pupils seize opportunities to promote their independence and appreciate all that the school offers them.
The school’s success in achieving its aim of providing the ‘highest quality of education through effective teaching and learning regardless of pupils’ ethnicity, faith, gender or ability’ is linked to the outstanding leadership and management of the Headteacher, senior leaders and governors.”
“The Headteacher has been very effective in sustaining an established senior team and stable staff who work very well together. Regardless of the senior team’s long years of service, they welcome new initiatives and training and use research findings to improve provision. One of the school’s outstanding strengths lies in the teamwork of all staff who work together for the benefit of the pupils.”
“Outstanding leadership and management of the Headteacher, senior leaders and governors. The Headteacher has been very effective in sustaining an established senior team and stable staff who work very well together. Regardless of the senior team’s long years of service, they welcome new initiatives and training and use research findings to improve provision. One of the school’s outstanding strengths lies in the teamwork of all staff who work together for the benefit of the pupils.” Click here for the full report.
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