We are delighted to share our November 2016 OFSTED inspection report with you. As you may be aware, this was done under the new inspection framework (which is more challenging for schools) and we are extremely pleased with the result confirming the excellent work being done by our staff, the high quality provision in place, the excellent work being done by governors and the fact that safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do.
Our last Inspection was in November 2011. The school was judged to be good with a number of outstanding features:
“Pakeman is a good school. Pupils achieve well in both their academic and personal development. Parents, carers and pupils appreciate the excellent quality of care and the exciting learning opportunities.”
“Care, guidance and support are outstanding, so pupils gain confidence, behave sensibly and are enthusiastic learners who have a mature attitude to their work.
“Pupils enjoy the curriculum. Provision for music, art, physical education, and information and communication technology (ICT) are particular strengths.”
“Excellent links with parents and carers, the local community and external agencies contribute effectively to pupils’ learning and their well-being. Partnership links with local businesses support learning well.”
“The headteacher’s skilful management and efficient leadership have permeated the school. All senior and middle leaders communicate drive and ambition very effectively and they have a thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school.”
“There is a strong sense of purpose and desire to overcome any difficulties. All staff are keen to go the ‘extra mile.’”
Click on the pdf below to see our Ofsted inspection in full.