Ofsted Inspection Report October 2023

November 2023

Dear Parent or Carer,

We are very pleased to be able to share with you the report from our Section 8 Ofsted Inspection which took place on the 11th and 12th October 2023. The outcome of the inspection is that Newall Green Primary School continues to be a good school.

We are very proud of all the children and the way they presented themselves to the OFSTED team. In particular children told the inspecting team that;

  • Newall Green is a place where everyone feels welcome and included.
  • They described the school as inspirational. Pupils show kindness and understanding to each other.
  • Pupils are aware of how they are expected to behave. They move calmly and sensibly around school. They understand that actions have consequences. Pupils enjoy the recognition that they receive for good behaviour such as golden time and ‘star of the week’
  • Pupils and children in the early years enjoy a rich and ambitious curriculum. They benefit from a wide range of experiences to enhance their understanding of the world around them.
  • Pupils enjoy the many clubs and activities that they can take part in, such as yoga, choir and basketball. Older pupils learn to be responsible and active citizens through their work as charity champions.
  • They value opportunities to have a say in important school decisions such as how behaviour is managed.
  • Pupils engage fully with their learning. They respond quickly and purposefully to staff’s instructions.

As a team of teaching staff, we were very proud that the inspecting team recognised the hard work that every individual within school undertakes to make sure that the children have the best opportunities to learn which we can provide. The comments that the inspection team made recognise the high-quality teaching within school;

  • The school, governors and trustees have a shared vision that all pupils, including those in Inspection report: Newall Green Primary School 11 and 12 October 2023 2 the specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (specially resourced provision), will achieve their very best.
  • they have designed an aspirational curriculum that enables children in the early years and pupils across Years 1 to 6 to build their knowledge step by step over time.
  • The curriculum is delivered well. Staff have strong subject knowledge. This helps them to explain learning clearly. Staff make regular checks to identify what pupils know and remember. Staff use this information effectively to determine what learning should come next.
  • Staff work diligently with external agencies, parents and carers to ensure that they understand pupils’ needs well.
  • Staff are proud to work at this school

We want to thank Parents and Carers for your continued support for the school. It continues to be a challenge to create a school where children flourish in this economic climate. We cannot do our best if we do not have your continued support.

The inspection team recognised the commitment staff have within school for the families within the community. Creating positive working relationships and working together is essential for creating a successful learning environment. The inspectors commented;

  • The school, governors and trustees seek to involve parents in the education of their children. For example, parents are invited into school for weekly coffee mornings to meet with staff. They are also supported to help their children to read at home.
  • The inspection team recognise the work that staff undertake to make sure children can attend school and the commitment that most parents make in bringing their children into school every day. However, we need to work with families to make sure that every child has the best possible access to learning and that more children have 96% attendance and above.

The full report can be found at https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50232885 and is also on our website. If you would like a paper copy of the report please come to the school office for a copy.

The Trust Board, Governing Body and myself recognise the dedication and commitment pupils, staff and parents have to making Newall Green Primary School such a success and would like to thank you all for your comments of support through discussions with inspectors and by completing the OFSTED questionnaire.


Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Wild    Chair of Trustees

Tracey Rawlins   Chair of Governors

Sarah Rudd Executive Head Teacher

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