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Ofsted 2017

John Emmerson Batty Primary School is a GOOD SCHOOL with OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOUR and SAFETY!
In October 2017 Ofsted undertook a short inspection and concluded that John E. Batty continues to be a GOOD and IMPROVING school. As this was a short inspection and the school was categorised as being good overall, then previous judgement from the inspection in 2013 remain valid. These were:
Areas of Judgement


Achievement of Pupils


Quality of Teaching


Behaviour and Safety of Pupils


Leadership and Management


Overall Effectiveness



In particular during the 2017 visit we were delighted with the inspectors’ findings that:

  • Parents are delighted with the quality of education their children receive.
  • An overwhelming majority (of parents) would recommend the school to others.
  • Parents find staff friendly, approachable and hard working to create a positive and supporting learning community.
  • Teachers expect a lot of their pupils and set work which is suitably challenging.
  • Pupils are keen to do their best and present their work to a high standard.
  • Results show that the vast majority of pupils leave the school with the necessary skills to be successful in secondary education.
  • Safeguarding is judged to be effective with all parents who responded being confident that the school is a safe and secure place.
  • The schools very positive ethos ensures that incidents of bullying are extremely rare.
  • Underpinning the improvements in academic outcomes are the excellent behaviour and very positive attitudes pupils show.
  • Teaching of physical education and after-school activities places a strong emphasis on teamwork.
  • The school’s approaches to providing awards, rewards, celebrations and assemblies create a very positive ‘can-do’ culture in which pupils flourish.
  • Lessons move at a brisk pace and challenge pupils to think deeply.
  • Teachers skilfully tailor the work they set for pupils from different starting points in English and mathematics.
  • Evidence in books shows that pupils are continually productive and maintain high standards in the presentation of their work.
  • The quality of work across the wider curriculum is strong.
  • Consistently strong teaching is improving outcomes at the end of KS2.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities made good progress.
  • The governing body provides effective oversight of the school……The rigour of this approach helps to ensure that resources are deployed effectively where they are most needed.

 As always we are constantly looking for ways to improve the service we provide and will be enthusiastically considering how we should address the constructive next steps statements included in the report.

If you wish to read the report letter please find the link below along with a link to the Ofsted reports page. For your information we have also included a link to the Parent View outcomes for the school to-date.

Our latest Ofsted report prior to academy conversion can be downloaded HERE.

The Ofsted report page for our school following academy conversion can be viewed HERE.

The link to the Ofsted’s Reports Site can be found HERE.

Results from Ofsted’s Parent View at the time of the last inspection can be viewed HERE.

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