THERE was good news for an Isle of Wight primary school today (Wednesday) following its latest Ofsted inspection.
Following an Ofsted inspection in September, Oakfield Primary School, has been rated as good in all areas including the quality of its teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and the school’s leadership and management.
The school was also rated as good during its last inspection in October 2010.
Ofsted said the school was not yet outstanding as the proportion of pupils attaining levels above those expected was rising, but still below the national average for writing and maths and in reading for Year 2 pupils.
The school was judged to have a caring and supportive ethos which helped pupils to thrive. It was especially effective at helping pupils at risk of underachieving to do well, according to the report.
Pupil achievement was found to be good, and, despite entering the school with well below average literacy and numeracy skills, most reach the levels expected for their age in English and maths by Year 6.
Spiritual, moral and cultural development at the school was found to be a strength and as a result pupils got on well and enjoy school.
Pupils were found to be well taught and one of the school’s real strengths was teachers’ ability to focus on individual needs. The headteacher was also judged to be a very strong leader and was especially good at developing the skills of other senior staff.
Inspectors also found that although teaching was generally good, not all teachers were skilled at helping pupils to become independent learners.
Oakfield - Church of England Aided Primary School Ofsted Report