Successful Ofsted at Royd 2016

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2016 Inspection Report:

Ofsted inspectors visited our school to carry out an inspection in June 2016.  We are delighted with the positive feedback that included some of the following comments:

“Staff have created a harmonious, friendly school where pupils are happy, feel safe and are proud of their achievements”.

“Pupils develop good learning behaviours and grow in confidence”.

“Staff and governors set high expectations for pupils’ achievements and carefully nurture their personal development”.

“Displays of high quality pupils’ work can be found throughout the school”.

“Staff give the highest priority to keeping pupils safe”.

“Current safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are of high quality”.

“Pupils are taught effectively about how to keep themselves safe, including when they are online”.

“Governors provide good strategic challenge and support for leaders. They are ambitious to achieve the best academic and personal development outcomes for pupils”.

“School has in place very thorough systems for checking the quality of teaching, learning and assessment”.

“High-quality support and effectively planned transition arrangements for teachers who are new to the school are in place”.

“Current pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making good progress and the improved outcomes from last year have been maintained”.

“The teaching of phonics is well structured. As a result, the proportion of pupils who are achieving the expected standard has improved and is above that found nationally”.

“The school’s marking system helps pupils to readily identify where they are demonstrating learning and informs them how to further improve their work. Pupils understand how this works and respond positively to improve their work or deepen their learning”.

“From their starting points, children make good progress in Nursery and Reception classes”.

“Strong leadership is provided by the leader of the early years appointed since the last inspection”.

“The indoor provision in the early years is vibrant and very well organised to provide stimulating activities for children across the early years curriculum”.

“Effective questioning by staff engages children with learning activities, develops their understanding and encourages their independence”.

“The school’s curriculum, opportunities such as the school’s council and links with other schools, all help pupils to be well prepared for life in modern  Britain”.

“High staff expectations, a caring atmosphere and constructive feedback encourage pupils to produce high-quality work”.