Ofsted Report

Following our Ofsted inspection in December 2021, we are very proud that the school  has been judged as 'Good' in all areas. This is a huge improvement from our previous judgement in March 2018.
We are very proud of the key strengths that have been identified in certain areas and,  as always are seeking to develop these further:
  • The ‘Wykebeck Values’ curriculum makes a positive contribution to pupils’ personal development and their preparedness for life outside school. As one pupil told an inspector, ‘It’s important that we respect everyone
  • Incidents of inappropriate behaviour are rare. Low-level disruption is a thing of the past. Pupils show positive attitudes to their learning.
  • Leaders have worked at pace to retain a strong focus on curriculum development throughout periods of COVID-19 restrictions. Leaders know their pupils well. They understand the different needs, and any barriers to learning that pupils may have. Leaders use this information to create a strong curriculum design. Leaders ensure that this curriculum structure includes developing and extending pupils’ vocabulary
  • Staff deliver phonics and early reading sessions well. Teachers make sure that pupils acquire phonic knowledge quickly. Pupils are encouraged to read at home daily. 
  • Leaders have mapped out essential reading content for each year group and select books that match this well. Pupils study these texts to stimulate and support learning in a range of subjects.
  • Adults take all opportunities to incorporate new vocabulary into their talk with children. Leaders have taken effective action to develop children’s communication, language and literacy skills. The early years team has built positive relationships with families.
  • Staff, including early career teachers, feel well supported. There has been considerable investment in staff training. Staff confidence has improved since the previous inspection. They say that leaders support them with their workload.
  • Pupils have many ways to tell staff if there are concerns about their welfare. They recognise risks to their safety when accessing the internet.
Ofsted Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school
Ofsted Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think of your child’s school, including: 

 - how happy your child is at the school

 - how the school manages bullying or challenging behaviour.

To be directed to Parent View, please click HERE