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The Norman

Ofsted Inspection

Our recent Ofsted inspection graded the school as Requires Improvement.  This is not a failing grade and is in line with our current school self-evaluation.  The report recognises the school's hard work and recent improvements, as well as identifying areas for further development.

The report shows that our children like coming to school and enjoy their lessons, and that behaviour has improved a lot since last year.  The inspectors praised the priority given to daily reading lessons.  Pupils with special educational needs are supported well and safeguarding is effective.  Leaders have high expectations for everyone, and there have been improvements in subject leadership and governance.

We are fully aware of the areas identified for improvement, including carrying on with our work to develop the school curriculum, ensuring more consistency with the teaching of different subjects, continuing with the improvements made to behaviour, and improving results, particularly at the end of Year 2 and Year 6.  We are committed to addressing these as we continue to work to improve our school.

Please see the full report attached.