Following our Ofsted inspection on the 12th and 13th February, please see a copy of the full report by clicking on the link below.
Ofsted praised the work in Early Years and noted it as ‘Good’ and a strength of the school. The report also notes, as a strength, that children are well cared for, feel safe and proud of their school.
However, despite this and many other praise-worthy comments, the school has been graded as ‘Requires Improvement’. Whereas we accept the findings, this is obviously very disappointing for the staff but more so for the children, particularly as the report frequently praises their behaviour, the positive relationships they form, alongside their social strength and emotional well-being. They are rightly proud of their school. We all believe that many great learning opportunities, both academically and socially, are offered to the children of Conifers, but unfortunately, the report does not truly reflect this, or us as a school.
It is promising to read that many areas noted for improvement have already been identified by the school and now need time to either ‘embed’ or ‘show impact’, all of which we are confident in doing.
Mr Andrew Johnson