St Joseph's OFSTED information
As a school the last OFSTED inspection that was undertaken was on the 3rd and 4th December 2014
The school was graded as overall GOOD
Leadership and management Good 2
Behaviour and safety of pupils Good 2
Quality of teaching Good 2
Achievement of pupils Good 2
Early years provision Good 2
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school.
This successful school lives and breathes its motto of helping pupils to love, serve and achieve their full potential.
The steely determination and heartfelt passion of the headteacher to make the school the best it can be are shared by the whole school community. As a result, this is a very happy and caring school where pupils flourish and staff morale is high.
Pupils in all classes make good and sometimes better progress and achieve well from their different starting points.
Children in the early years settle quickly, make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1.
The quality of teaching is typically good and sometimes outstanding.
Pupils work hard and show a ‘can do’ mentality due to their highly positive relationships with staff.
Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are good and sometimes outstanding. They are rightly proud of their school and enjoy learning. Their eagerness to learn is reflected in their above average and improving attendance.
Highly positive relationships exist with parents who play a very active part in the life of the school. The school offers lots of good-quality guidance on how parents can support their children’s learning.
Excellent partnerships exist with a range of other schools to help to share good practice and improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Governors know the school extremely well and leave no stone unturned in helping the school to continue to improve. They share the passion and drive of the headteacher and provide skilled support and challenge to school leaders.
It is not yet an outstanding school because:
Pupils, particularly the most able, are not always provided with more demanding work quickly enough. This results in them not always achieving as well as they should, especially in mathematics.
Although improving, marking does not always help pupils to improve their work.
Pupils do not have enough opportunities to apply their mathematical skills in solving problems.
Plans to improve the quality of teaching and learning and the achievement of pupils are not always crystal clear in how their success will be measured. Middle leaders new to their role do not yet have all the skills they need to check how well their actions are working.
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OFSTED report for St Joseph's Pudsey Dec 2014