The school was last inspected in February 2019. This was a short inspection which recognised that the school continues to be good following it's last full OFSTED inspection which took place in June 2015.
In February 2019 OFSTED made the following comments about the school:
- Teachers have the highest expectations of what pupils can achieve.
- Pupils leave the school well prepared for secondary school.
- Teachers challenge pupils to achieve more.
- Different members of the school community hold the school in high regard.
- Pupils feel safe and learn well.
- Staff are proud of the school and happy to work there.
- The leadership team are keen that pupils should not only receive a high standard of education but should also learn to be healthy, respectful and engaged members of society.
- The school has built a learning community where staff strive to help all children learn and develop.
- It is clear as soon as you arrive at the school that the top priority for leaders and staff is to ensure that pupils are safe and well cared for.
- The school’s curriculum is carefully planned so that there is a range of topics that motivate both boys and girls.
- Teachers have adopted a successful approach to learning that encourages pupils to cooperate, to learn from their mistakes, to be independent and to be resilient.
- Teachers and leaders work hard to make coming to school exciting and interesting
- Parents commented: ‘The school has been so welcoming and the staff are great,’ ‘Forest View is a wonderful school,’ ‘We are so grateful for the high standard of care given to our children.
- School governors have a strong knowledge of the school.
- Governors are knowledgeable and well informed, they are able to check that leaders are performing well and that children are getting a good deal.
In June 2015 OFSTED made the following comments about the school:
- Teachers provide a nurturing environment, consequently pupils want to learn;
- The themed approach to learning provides inspiration and enjoyment;
- The relationships between adults and pupils are warm and respectful;
- Pupils feel very safe in the school and are aware of how to keep themselves safe.
- The safety of pupils is outstanding;
- Parents and carers are highly positive about their school. The very large majority believe their children have an excellent experience at the school;
- There is a real culture for learning; being successful and celebrating is at the heart of all that the school does;
- Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school;
- Pupils enjoy their learning and want to be successful;
- Parents, staff and pupils are proud of their school;
- Pupils are very knowledgeable about what constitutes bullying, including cyber-bullying. They say bullying is not a problem in the school;
- A pupil in the homework club described the school as ‘like home’;
- Parents overwhelmingly agree that their children are safe in school;
- There are clear expectations and well-established routines;
- Teaching assistants are used effectively to support pupils both in the classroom and in small groups;
- Teachers mark work regularly and pupils routinely act upon the guidance offered on how they can improve their work;
- Pupils aim to do well and take pride in their work;
- Teachers and teaching assistants work together well to ensure the activities planned meet individual needs and capture the interest of children;
- Children work and play well alongside each other within a happy, safe environment;
- Parents appreciate the opportunity to work with their children and see the progress they have made.
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