OFSTED Inspection October 2012
Courthouse was inspected by OFSTED on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October. The final report can be downloaded or viewed from the side bar. The Inspection Team concluded that Courthouse is a GOOD school on every measure.
Their summary is as follows:
Behaviour is good and at times exemplary. Pupils relish the responsibilities they are given. Pupils, parents and carers all agree that pupils are safe and cared for well. Attendance is high.
Pupils achieve well and progress is good because, in groups as well as classes, teachers plan engaging activities. Pupils talk confidently and articulately about their learning and are keen to share their work with each other as well as with visitors to their classrooms.
Pupils who are disabled, those with special educational needs and the most able achieve as well as their classmates and sometimes even better. This is as a result of the tailored support provided for them.
Unvalidated test results for Year 6 pupils in 2012 show attainment to be well above average in English and mathematics.
Teachers use questioning well to challenge and extend pupils’ learning. Marking across the curriculum is good and often involves pupils assessing their own and each other’s work. This helps them understand what they need to do next to improve.
Governance is strong. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s effectiveness and are fully involved in driving forward improvements.
Monitoring of the school’s performance by its leaders is good. The increasingly rigorous focus on tracking pupils’ progress has led to the rise in standards and achievement.
You will also find our previous two OFSTED reports in Related Documents on the left. You may wish to visit the OFSTED website, where you can view information about Courthouse. Please note that school performance tables are published late autumn each year, so the data relates to 2011 results. For 2012 (unvalidated) results, please visit this page.