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ofsted visited, gone from outstanding to requires improvement

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kilmuir Fri 07-Dec-12 21:00:45

feel a sense of panic in the playground!
Parents first forum meeting coming up, any

Inclusionist Fri 07-Dec-12 21:45:50


admission Sat 08-Dec-12 18:19:24

This is going to not be the only school in this situation. Many schools who were considered outstanding got the accolade for being inclusive, having a high CVA result rather than the level of attainment of the pupils, which now seems to be the main deciding factor.
The other factor that is now coming into play a lot more is the school which is coasting. The results are good but the level of improvement from say KS1 to KS2 is not as considered necessary.
The question for your school comes down to what were the reasons for the drop to requires improvement and more importantly are the school actually accepting what is being said about the school.

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 08-Dec-12 18:26:23

In order for the overall grade to be good or outstanding now, all the teaching has to be good or outstanding. One satisfactory/requires improvement lesson will drag the entire school grade down.
They moved the goal posts again.

cansu Sat 08-Dec-12 19:24:36

The question you need to ask yourself is what has changed? It is the same school as it was last week or whenever. Are you happy with how your dc are being taught and looked after? If so I honestly would be quite disinterested in the ofsted grading.

kilmuir Sun 09-Dec-12 20:46:14

Thats how I feel cansu. Letter from the head was very positive. wants to involve parents more on how they move forward

learnandsay Sun 09-Dec-12 20:55:48

The problem for parents is: If ofstead keep changing the ingredients of what their ratings mean how can parents trust them?

Isn't the whole point of a ratings system supposed to be that the "consumer" knows what she's getting? (Or at least she thinks that she does.)

PolkadotCircus Sun 09-Dec-12 21:08:49

Hmmmm or maybe said school has been sitting on it's laurels and got left behind?

This has happened to our school and I have to say I'm glad at the ofted result,wasn't a surprise for several parents.Several local schools with far harder catchment areas managed to get good or outstanding so it's more than possible for all schools to do the same,certainly ours.

Sadly with our school the management and governors are dire and arrogant so I doubt very much things will improve.They may hoodwink ofsted with spin further down the line but inconsistency,complete lack of info or interest in pushing those already achieving national expectations(with little help from school) will still prevail I fear.

Fingers crossed for you op that this isn't the case and your head is half decent.

mam29 Sun 09-Dec-12 21:47:27

we just moved dds primary.

her old one went from good to satisfactory last term summer- in spet ofted rules changed again if had been inspected in last few months would have been same as yours requires need for improvement.

to some parents it wasenta surprise.

i learnt about from report dident realise-temporary teachers juniors as mine was ks1 dident realise .

it focussed out decrease in attainment.

so i did some digging

realised sats were rubbish

last ofsted good 2009when applied. but looked at 2010 governers minutes said they would get satisfactory so still 2years later waited on laurels got bad results.

In my case there was other reaosns but was very depressing at time. it was a faith school church then inspected and said was satisfactory.

some schools who got bad have turned themselves around.

as long as you feel confident with management that they have action plan and that they have a action plan.

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