Ofsted & School Performance
In October 2023 Crossways Infant School was graded as Requires Improvement by Ofsted.
The inspectors recognised that the school is making improvements and these are beginning to have an impact. They also recognised that leaders and governors have the expertise to continue the improvement journey we have started. Most importantly they rightly identified that the children are safe, compassionate and enjoy their time at school. Our positive school culture shines through the report and we are pleased and proud that behaviour and personal development have been judged to be good.
In terms of the improvement needed, this work is and has been underway for several months so for me as Head Teacher along with my staff team and governors there were no surprises in the inspection. The areas highlighted for improvement are already on our development plans and we will continue to work on them, sharing our progress with you along the way.
The above paragraphs are taken from a letter from Mrs Geoghegan to the parents, a the full version of the letter can be found below along with a letter from the Governing Board:
In February 2022 an ungraded OFSTED inspection determined that a graded inspection may result in a change to the school’s overall judgement of Good. In view of this the school will receive a graded inspection within 2 and a half years.
The report stated: "Leaders ensure that the school values of ‘contribute, aspire, respect and equality (CARE)’, are at the heart of everything they do. They are ambitious for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils work hard, enjoy learning and take great pride in their achievements. "
Attached below is the letter sent out to parents following the publication of the report.
The following results are from the tests and teacher assessments of the Year 6 children at the end of the summer term 2023.
KS2 SATs and Teacher Assessment Results (=/- from 2023)