OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
At their last inspection Ofsted judged Great Bedwyn to be an Outstanding school.
“Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are lively and interesting, as a result of which pupils enjoy learning and persevere with their work.”
“Behaviour is outstanding in lessons and around the school. Pupils are very kind to each other, showing that they understand and take notice of the school rules. There are excellent relationships between pupils and adults.”
“There are excellent relationships between pupils and adults. Teachers show that they care about the pupils and pupils do their best because they want their teachers’ approval. Pupils are able to work both on their own and with partners, or in small groups, which contributes to their moral and social development.”
“Leaders and managers at all levels, including governors, share a passion for making Great Bedwyn the best school it can be. They all work together as a team very effectively, both supporting and challenging each other in the pursuit of excellence.”
“Behaviour in the playground is excellent. Pupils play happily together and there is strong evidence of mutual respect. Each child in Reception Year has a ‘buddy’ in Year 6; the older pupils are pleased to be able to help the younger children.”
Information about our school’s performance from parents’ perspective can be found on Parent View. This is an Ofsted site which collates the views of parents and can be found here.
If you have children at our school please do update your views annually; we appreciate your feedback which helps us with our evaluations and plans for the future.