Queens Manor Primary School is judged by Ofsted to be a “GOOD” school. The full report from December 2018 can be viewed here.
The inspector praised Queen's Manor leadership team, the quality of teaching and learning, attendance, safeguarding, the school’s special needs unit, the exemplary behaviour of pupils, and the role of the entire school community.
The report states that Queen's Manor is “an inclusive school which is highly valued by staff, parents and pupils. Staff are role models for the caring ethos which is evident throughout the school. There are excellent relationships between pupils and between staff and pupils.
The inspector also noted the positive view of parents, highlighting one comment: “The kindness taught here sets the tone for principled, compassionate young people.
The report added: “The exemplary behaviour, seen during the last inspection, both in lessons and around the school, has been maintained.”
“Teachers and support staff have created attractive and welcoming learning environments so that pupils are enthused to learn. Adults across the school take every opportunity to engage with their pupils, modelling rich, engaging, conversations. Staff know pupils well and celebrate pupils’ very different skills and talents."
"Activities are well thought out to provide relevance and interest so that pupils can make sense of their learning. Consequently, pupils remain fully focused and motivated in their learning. This engagement is contributing to the school’s good achievement for mainstream pupils and the strong progress made by pupils attending the school’s specialist unit.”
“Parents rightly report that their children enjoy being at school. This is reflected in pupils’ good attendance, which, for the school, including pupils in the unit, is above national averages.”
There was particular praise for our state-of-the-art Pavilion for children with special needs. Ofsted said: “Unit staff are skilled, they know when to provide support and when to step back. Their well-considered questions effectively encourage pupils’ independence and self-reliance, providing suitable challenge.
“Adults consider pupils’ educational, health and care plans and pupils’ wider needs. They keep clear records of the strong progress pupils make from their varying starting points. Home-school communication through the home-school link books is regular and informative."
On safeguarding, it noted: “The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Caring and respectful relationships are evident between staff and pupils.”
The inspector, outlining “next steps” at Queen's Manor said: “School Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that planned teaching strategies targeted at underperforming groups are tightly focused on accelerating progress further so that differences diminish between the outcomes achieved by disadvantaged pupils across key stage 2 and other pupils nationally.”