Ofsted

Light Oaks Junior School Ofsted Report

Light Oaks Junior School was inspected in March 2016.  We were delighted at the Inspector's findings; he was extremely impressed at all the good work we are doing for the children in our school.  We are particularly pleased that he considers the behaviour of all of our chidlren to be outstanding. 

The full report, which is in the form of a letter, can be found below:

Ofsted Website

You can go to the Light Oaks Junior section of the Ofsted website by clicking here.

Who are Ofsted and what do they do?

 Ofsted are the Office for Standards in Education and they are a body who inspect schools to ensure they are doing a good job.  Schools are given a grade:

  • Outstanding - the school gives an excellent education for their children and will not be inspected again unless there are concerns around safeguarding, falling standards or complaints from parents.
  • Good - the school gives a good overall standard of education.  These schools are inspected every 2-3 years and the inspection usually lasts one day.
  • Requires Improvement - support is needed to improve the school to become good.  A programme of improvement and inspection will be put in place. Inspections will last two or more days.
  • Inadequate - the school needs intense support and may be asked to become an academy to help it improve quickly.

During the inspection, parents, teachers and pupils are asked for their opinion of the school. You can do this at any time via  parent view  Click here to access this site.

Schools are judged on their overall standard of education.  This includes:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • Effectiveness of leadership and management
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
  • Outcomes for children and learners
  • The effectiveness of early years and sixth form provision, where applicable
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