See our most recent Ofsted report using the links below.
The Ofsted report describes Westbury Leigh Primary as an ‘improving’ school and it recognises the school has been through a ‘significant period of turbulence’ but now there is a strong leadership structure in place with a cohesive staff team. Nevertheless, governors and staff accept the judgements made by Ofsted and recognise that there are areas of school life that need to be improved upon.
The report itself contains many positive comments about the school and I encourage you to take the time to read it in full. For example:
- Leaders ensure that this is an inclusive and caring school
- Pupils repeatedly told the inspectors that they feel safe at school, a view shared by staff and the majority of parents
- The recent focus on the teaching of reading has had a positive impact
- Pupils’ emotional, social and mental health is supported effectively
- Developments in the teaching of English, especially writing, have led to pupils’ increased enthusiasm for their learning
- Pupils talk with enthusiasm about the different topics they learn and enjoy a range of subjects
- Pupils’ behaviour around the school is calm and orderly
The school has been through a challenging few years where results have been in decline and there have been significant changes to staff. Ofsted recognised this when they visited and they commended the school teams’ shared ambition to improve the school.
Our key priorities for improvement are:
- Improve learning standards to enable all pupils to achieve through a broad curriculum.
- Continue to improve teaching by giving children the support and challenge they need to thrive and learn.
- To strengthen our governors’ role in supporting and challenging the school effectively.
Without doubt, the inspection team noted the hard work and impact of new staff this year and that the work being done since September was having a positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning. There is still work to be done in embedding the good practice now being seen in the school in order to be a good school and this is reflected in the report. We aim to not only improve to be a ‘good’ school but will strive to be an ‘outstanding’ school providing the very best education.
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