Ofsted Inspection Report
The school was inspected by Ofsted on 12-13 July 2017 and we received our report on 12 October.
We were very disappointed by the overall judgement that the school requires ‘special measures’ as we believe Ofsted failed to acknowledge many of the very good things that have made Cuckoo Hall such a special and much loved school at the heart of the local community for so many years.
What is now important is how the school responds, moves forward and takes successful action in each of the areas identified by Ofsted, in order to secure the best possible education for all our children. A school subject to special measures needs to submit a detailed plan about how improvements will be made and will have further, regular short-notice Ofsted inspections to monitor progress.
We have already put together a detailed Action Plan to address all of the issues raised by Ofsted and have appointed two highly experienced school leaders to manage the school until we appoint a new headteacher. Ofsted said in the report that it believes we “have an accurate understanding of the challenges facing the school.”
In their report, Ofsted says: “The behaviour of pupils is good….The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good…Pupils say they feel safe and well-cared for at school and they know whom to go to if they have concerns or worries.”
A copy of the full Ofsted report can be found here.
We have also produced a Questions & Answers briefing for parents.
A copy of our letter to parents can be found here.
Listen to an interview about the Ofsted.