Here is the link to our latest Ofsted report in September 2017. We were graded as requires improvement and we have a robust action plan to ensure that we are following
Here are some of the positive comments from the report:
The headteacher is uncompromising in his commitment to provide a safe and protective environment for pupils. He has successfully established a warm, inclusive and caring ethos.
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Leaders work well work with families and external agencies to ensure that pupils have the support they need to feel safe and protected
The headteacher has created an inclusive, welcoming ethos. Several parents and carers told inspectors during the inspection that they appreciate the ready availability of the leadership team. Parents praised the visibility and approachability of the headteacher.
All parents who responded to Ofsted’s Parent View questionnaire agree that the school is well led and managed.
Parents undoubtedly feel welcome and valued at Usworth Colliery Primary.
Pupils are proud of their school and of each other’s achievements. They respond promptly to teachers’ requests, displaying positive attitudes to their learning.
Pupils are extremely polite, friendly and sociable. They speak confidently and respectfully with visitors.
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Leaders work well work with families and external agencies to ensure that pupils have the support they need to feel safe and protected.
Adults are especially successful in promoting pupils’ self-esteem and self-worth. Positive and enabling relationships exist across the school between pupils and staff. This means that pupils feel valued and are well equipped to tackle new and unfamiliar situations.
The headteacher has taken appropriate action to challenge safeguarding practices within the local authority’s children’s services where needed. He has urged local authority partners to improve their systems for responding more promptly to issues that arise surrounding pupils’ welfare and attendance.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The headteacher is resolute in his determination to ensure that pupils are happy, safe and well protected. His approach is highly inclusive. Records demonstrate leaders’ diligence and perseverance in getting the care and support from external agencies that pupils and families need. Leaders’ work in this area, despite external barriers, is thorough. The most vulnerable families and pupils are supported effectively.
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Our school development plan as a result of the inspection can be found by clicking here.
You can also find more information on the school’s performance nationally, please click here to view the DfE school performance tables.
Have your say about Usworth Colliery on the Ofsted website by answering some questions (Parent View).
These are the same questions that you are asked in any parental survey we take in school. However, there is no space for comments. Remember this is not a space to air grievances as nothing will be done about issues. If you have any issues the best thing to do is to contact your child’s class teacher, senior leader or Mr. Wright, where they will ensure action is taken.