Our school was last inspected in February 2020. During this visit, the inspection team undertook a Section 8 inspection. At the end of the two days, the school was judged to continue to be a good school.
What is a Section 8 inspection?
When Ofsted have judged a school to be good they will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good. This is called a section 8 inspection of a good school or non exempt outstanding school. Ofsted do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. However, if they find some evidence that the school could now be better than good or that standards may be declining, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection. Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the section 8 inspection. If Ofsted have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, they will convert the section 8 inspection to a section 5 inspection immediately.
Headlines from the 2020 Ofsted report -
"This is a school that is extremely popular with its pupils and parents. They love the family atmosphere, and pupils radiate enthusiasm for their work."
"Pupils wear their uniforms with pride. They grow in confidence and develop a love of learning as they move through school."
"Pupils told me that poor behaviour and bullying rarely happen and that staff quickly sort out any problems."
"School leaders have created an ambitious and carefully planned curriculum. Leaders want every pupil to enjoy learning, find their strengths and achieve highly."
"Hadleigh Infants’ curriculum brings learning to life through memorable experiences such as educational visits and visitors."
"Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) benefit from the same engaging curriculum as their peers and they take a full part in school activities."
"Leaders have worked successfully to enhance pupils’ personal development and parents value the work of the school’s learning mentor."
"Staff know the pupils and their families very well. They use this knowledge to help them to keep pupils safe."
Please click on the link below to read the full report.