Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place on 26th and 27th February 2013 and the inspection team recognised the huge improvements made since the last inspection in 2009 and sited the improvements in teaching and learning leading to attainment being above average at the end of KS2.
Particular comments in the report to note are:
“Leaders and managers have made considerable improvements to the quality of teaching and to pupils’ achievement since the last inspection.”
“Where teaching and learning are outstanding, pupils are inspired and motivated by the teacher’s enthusiasm and strong subject expertise. They respond extremely well to the teacher’s high expectations and rose to the challenge of the exciting tasks set. Pupils are fully engaged, highly productive and make rapid gains in their learning.”
“Teachers successfully promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. They create a very positive classroom climate in which pupils can learn and establish strong relationships. Pupils are enthusiastic learners who work well with others. They are considerate and respectful when working in pairs or groups.”
“Throughout the school, pupils show enthusiasm and interest in their learning. They are courteous, cooperative and relate well to others. The school is a harmonious community where pupils from different countries learn and socialise successfully together. As the pupils remarked, ‘The whole school is very positive’ and ‘Everybody mixes’. Pupils appreciate the school’s international flavour and this contributes very well to their cultural and social development.”
To read the full report, please click here.
Please click here to view a report that we received from an inspection we commissioned on 12th and 13th January 2017. Jim Alexander, a lead Ofsted inspector, came into Windhill21 for the two days to robustly evaluate standards throughout the school and report on them. He looked at teaching and learning standards, leadership and management, behaviour and welfare, outcomes and early years. We were keen to have this outside inspection so that we could moderate our own self-evaluation and to derive some areas of development to work on. This is not an official Ofsted report, but it serves as an indicator of the standards Ofsted would inspector would expect to find on an inspection.